Saint Melania: A Gateway Pundit Hagiography
Coverage of First Ladies, since Hillary Clinton, has been a fascination of mine. Contrast the vitriol spewed out about Michelle Obama on every rightwing site with this weird, pseudo-Catholic adoration of Saint Melania the Mottled:
Gateway Pundit’s post from Valentine’s Day (no link):
Melania Trump Shows Her True Colors on Valentine’s Day – Displaying Her Beauty Inside and Out
I barely know what to say. But it continues! :
Her husband is the greatest President in the modern era and one additional reason is that his wife, Melania Trump, is the most beautiful First Lady in history.
Really. Not only is Donald Trump ‘the greatest president’, but one reason for judging him so is…. his wife’s looks?
How do her looks redound to her credit, or his ‘judgement’?
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; RightWingExtremists only value women for their sexual or reproductive function, so the highest accolade they can give Melania is to compliment her looks.
It gets better:
Yesterday, beautiful Melania Trump showed her golden heart in reaching out and reminding the world of the brave children and their families spending Valentine’s day in the hospital.
This is followed by a tweet ostensibly by Melania.
Where was her concern for ‘brave children’ when her husband’s policies separated them from their parents at the border?
The rest of Gateway Pundit’s weird post will be quoted in full, minus the pictures:
Melania Trump is so gracious and beautiful and strong. The attacks on her and her husband these past few years were the most abusive in the US, if not world history.
Again I must say, really?
As an aside, I must point out that the words ‘grace’ and ‘classy’ pop up all the time in wingnut discussions of FLOTUS: interesting. They don’t quite know what ‘class’ is, but they’re all quite sure Michelle Obama lacks it.
OK, back to GP:
This lady stood strong by her husband’s side in some very difficult situations.
Standing by your man is good now? Did they say that about Hillary?
Melania has the grace and beauty that we have never seen in a First Lady before:
So Michelle Obama, and Jackie, weren’t ‘beautiful’ or ‘graceful’ enough for the MAGAts?—of course not.
I don’t even want to repeat the rumours about Michelle Obama that still surface every day on wingnut sites, except to mention: as expected, they focus on her gender and fertility.
And even when these garbage people are trying to find something to praise a woman for, as with Melania, they can’t get by the fact that == she’s a woman
, and therefore a witch. and the only praiseworthy qualities a woman can have are her beauty and/or fecundity.
This has been a rant.
(…but really, doesn’t the differing treatment of Republican and Democratic First Ladies reveal a lot? — the extremely strange hagiographies of Saint Melania in particular have made me think so.)