In another long interview with Trump’s best buddies at Fox & Friends, the President had the gall to compare Melania to the irreplaceable Jackie O—the beloved former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. When referring to the classic baby blue paint job on Air Force One, which Trump plans on changing to the colors of the American flag, he implied that we don’t need any reminders of Jackie O anymore because we have Melania.
“That was Jackie O and that’s good, but we have our own Jackie O today, it’s called Melania,” he said. “We’ll call it Melania T.”
No, we won’t.
Trump wraps things up by comparing Melania Trump with Jackie Kennedy.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 14, 2019
"We have our own Jackie O today -- it's called Melania. Melania -- we'll call it Melania T." pic.twitter.com/qQIqQujgB6
Naturally, people are rather upset about the comparison. Jackie has been remembered through the years for being a fashion icon and for restoring the White House. She endured hardship that Melania has never known, including losing two of her children in infancy and, of course, witnessing the assassination of her husband as he sat right next to her in the motorcade. Jackie O is easily one of the most popular First Ladies of all time.
Melania, meanwhile, wears crap like this:
Melania is NO Jackie O.— Keisha Lenee (@remizmomma) June 14, 2019
Jackie O would NEVER wear something like this.???????? pic.twitter.com/zNiwfJPWDa
Now, for perhaps the first time in history, “Jackie O” is trending on Twitter, but not for a positive reason.
Me: Jackie O is trending! That's cool. I wonder why.— Peri Kinder (@Perilynn) June 14, 2019
Please stop comparing Melania to Jackie O.— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 14, 2019
Jacqueline Kennedy was the First Lady, not the Third Lady. pic.twitter.com/uvEZuFt9St
That is a complete Insult to Lady Jackie Kennedy. https://t.co/Rryj47CZM8— joey halphen #TheResistance (@wolffianclassic) June 14, 2019
Jackie O was the epitome of grace & beauty. She overcame a plethora of hardships & heartaches, with poise and elegance. She was an incredible First Lady & an even more marvelous woman. She balanced passions + duties, and did so with class.— becca (@rebvill) June 14, 2019
Don’t EVER compare her to Melania. pic.twitter.com/tRzVJLEtNI
Comparing Jackie O to Melania T is like comparing a good mother to Casey Anthony.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 14, 2019
Jackie O visiting suffering children— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 14, 2019
Melania visiting suffering children pic.twitter.com/eFhuBjcCJE
If he means that she’s going to marry another rich guy after he dies, then yes, spot on. https://t.co/0ArPMUYQY9— Jake Blackwell (@JacobABlackwell) June 14, 2019
Apparently Darth Cheeto wants Melania to be called the "new Jackie O"— Bryan Lawson (@310BMan) June 14, 2019
Likening 'Melania T' to 'Jackie O' is like me likening myself to Serena Williams. Serena won a championship while pregnant. I on the other had gas yesterday and spent the whole day in bed. pic.twitter.com/MI0f5dOA2T— Sherri Shavon (@sherrishavon) June 14, 2019
Trump says Melania is the next Jackie O. Bitch please, Jackie Chan would make a better First Lady!! pic.twitter.com/ETVPbvo764— Joy ❤????❤ (@dadcbaby73) June 14, 2019
Trump says we should call Melania “Melania T” like Jackie O. I think we should call her Mrs. T because... pic.twitter.com/Emvw2qhcyB— Leo Hayden (@leohayden) June 14, 2019
“We have our own Jackie O today, it's called Melania." He called her “it”. IT!!! pic.twitter.com/13cCAA95jc— Dr. Matthew Schabath (@MatthewSchabath) June 14, 2019
Do you think the #MoronInChief realises Jackie O was called that because of the man she married after the President? So maybe we should wait and see who Melania marries next before giving her a nickname. I have no doubt whoever she marries will have to be as rich as Onassis... pic.twitter.com/xHjpnDZJnH— FictionFan (@FictionFan2) June 14, 2019
When you see why Jackie O is trending... (btw she never stole speeches like “Melania T” has) ???? pic.twitter.com/AgcQHnjhnp— Ryan Fluence (@_TheFlu10) June 14, 2019
The only thing Melania and Jackie O have in common is that their husbands weren't faithful.— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) June 14, 2019
Many people have also pointed out that there was a recent First Lady who is much more deserving of comparison to Jackie.
Melania wishes she could. She’s not even remotely close to Jackie O or Michelle. pic.twitter.com/ZCJthWZVxD— Ethan Mattix (@Ethan_Mattix) June 14, 2019
Trump announces that his wife Melania is "the new Jackie O' She's not Jackie O and She's certainly not Michelle O. pic.twitter.com/aDNJzmTGuQ— Barbara_I ???? (@Barbara102006) June 14, 2019
Here are facts:— (((Wendi))) (@sidnew47) June 14, 2019
Melania: No https://t.co/qRnDQIBDeW
Donald Trump compares Melania to Jackie O - CNN Video https://t.co/9hKDrFZJ0J— Ernest Espinosa (@TheBigHispanic) June 14, 2019
Not even CLOSE...Michelle O. was the classic masterpiece of a First Lady. Independent, Intellegent, Classy and beautiful...#facts
Just a year and seven months until we can maybe have some class back in the White House again.