An American official ridiculed the wife of former US President Donald Trump, Melania, for selling her own headdress for millions of rubles. It is reported by CNN.
According to the publication, the celebrity put up for auction a white wide-brimmed hat, which she wore during the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron on April 24, 2018.
In addition, Trump decided to sell two of her portraits in the described accessory.
The price of a set with autographs of the former first lady is 250 thousand dollars (19 million rubles).
According to former White House staffer and writer Kate Andersen Brower, the sale of the headgear confirms the notion that "The Trumps have always made money shamelessly, and Melania continues to prove that she is a full-blooded Trump."
"It is not normal. This is not appropriate. She is trying to make a money nest with the help of the role her husband has given her. When she was first lady, I thought she was deaf and didn't understand what was going on around her. Now I see that she knows everything for sure, she just doesn't care. It can’t be that she went to the auction without knowing how brazenly it was to sell items from state visits, ”she emphasized.
Mark Updegrove, president and CEO of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation (LBJ), explained that Trump has the right to sell the hat, but that this is inconsistent with the behavior of previous first ladies who have donated similar items to the national archives and presidential libraries in the interests of preserving the history of the American people.
Melania's behavior was also ridiculed by Twitter users.
“There's nothing in this world that the Trumps won't do for a quick buck.” “That's charming. Melania arranged a garage sale”, “I just checked and found out that your soul has already been sold”, “This is a very vile act,” users said.
Earlier, Melania appeared in public in a tight-fitting Dolce & Gabbana dress . In addition, the paparazzi photographed her in New York in the company of her son Barron.