Speaking to Express.co.uk, the political and cultural commentator claimed Melania Trump had “redefined the role of First Lady” in a way that previous US First Ladies, including Hillary Clinton, have been incapable of. Mr Horyn pointed out the contradiction of calling former US Secretary and First Lady Hillary Clinton a “feminist” as she stood next to her husband in his support in 1998 when he was accused of sexual harassment. He added Melania has chosen her role to be far from that of simply supporting her husband Donald Trump through and through.
He said: “If we look at Hillary Clinton who we call a feminist, but she literally said the words ‘I stand by my man’ when he was accused of sexual assault and harassment.
“When you look at Nancy Reagan or Lady Bird Johnson, all of these women embodied the idea of a First Lady with this primary role to support their husband.
“And that’s all they existed for.
“But that’s not Melania. Melania for herself has chosen and redefined the role of First Lady.
“She did it in a way that works for her, not a way that works for the left or even for the rest of the American public.”
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Last month, the First Lady’s popularity surged in a YouGov poll allowing her to make huge gains at former First Lady Hillary Clinton’s expense.
Mrs Trump was voted the third most admired in America this year.
The wife of US President Donald Trump jumped seven places to received the third-best title behind former First Lady Michelle Obama and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Hillary Clinton dropped four places and came in as the eighth most admired out of the list of 10.
One Twitter user said: “The difference being Michelle Obama isn’t a gold-digger.”
Another added: “Melania, you need a new slogan. Be Best didn’t make you the most admired woman in the USA, certainly not the world tr keep the words “Be Best” and put actions behind them or admit you lie.”
A third said: “Donald needs to ship Melania Trump and her parents back to Slovenia.
“She is an illegitimate FLOTUS! Citizenship be damned.”
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