Marginalizing Melania

Marginalizing Melania
Marginalizing Melania

U.S.A.-( Need more evidence that there are two Americas? Here: Left-wing hatred of Melania Trump is inversely proportional to flyover admiration for the first lady.

In just the last month, late-night clown Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump's Slovenian accent, CNN contributor April Ryan attacked her as “not culturally American,” former Hillary Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines derided her genteel presence at former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral, and horror writer Stephen King snickered at her hospitalization this week for kidney surgery.

Yet, while partisans in the political press and entertainment media work hard to stoke division against and resentment of the Trump administration, “Melania” is now among the fastest-growing baby names in the nation, according to recently released Social Security data. And a new poll by anti-Trump CNN released on Monday reported a 10 percent jump in the first lady's favorability ratings — from 47 percent in January to 57 percent last week.

That's nearly 6 in 10 Americans with a positive view of FLOTUS. Uh-oh!

Imagine how much higher those impressive numbers would be if the same celeb tabloid reporters and TV hosts who slavered over the Obamas in Us magazine and on The View afforded Melania Trump the same courtesies. Imagine if the same couture divas who organized “Runway to Win” Obama campaign fundraisers and published breathless weekly reports on “Michelle Obama's Best Looks Ever” harnessed their influence to promote Trump's style and fashion sense.

Despite Trump's successful career as an internationally photographed model featured in Harper's Bazaar, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue, lib-dominated fashion and celebrity magazines have shunned her. Pop culture editors and producers — who turned Barack and Michelle Obama into the Beltway Brangelina, promoting their election campaign, re-election campaign, books and every last pet project — have ghosted her.

Why? Fear.

Melania Trump is not just strikingly beautiful. She is worldly, well-traveled and well-read. She speaks English, French, German, Italian and Serbian, in addition to her native Slovenian — more languages than any other woman who has served as America's first lady. Her devotion to son Barron is exemplary. Her aversion to limelight and lack of political ambition are refreshing. So is her ability to refrain from public grievance-mongering over “sacrifices” and trade-offs made between work and home life (looking at you, Hill and ‘Chelle O).

The hostile White House press corps blames Trump's own reticence for the publicity vacuum around her. But I believe there's something deeper at work:

More exposure to this interesting and remarkable woman would mean more familiarity with her. More familiarity with her might mean more popularity. And God forbid there be more Republican women in the public eye who can compete with — and win against — the usual parade of militant kvetchers and moaners who pass themselves off as feminist role models.

Doubling down, both Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have assailed all women who didn't vote for their political agendas as brainwashed by their husbands or selfishly unenlightened. “In light of this last election, I'm concerned about us, as women, and what we think about ourselves and about each other,” Obama complained at the United State of Women summit in California last week. “What is going on in our heads where we let that happen.”

It's called choice. It's called rejecting the tired old ideas that some women are more equal than others or that one party has a gender-based monopoly over the other. Smug Democratic divas who unleash their contempt for independent-minded women instead of working to win them over have learned nothing from the 2016 election.

So Trump, like so many prominent GOP women before her, will continue to be snubbed, humiliated and demonized by narrative control freaks because women on the right threaten the cultural hegemony of the left. Black or white, rich or poor, centrist or “far right,” native-born or naturalized, Republican mothers, wives and daughters must be otherized and forced to stay in media-manufactured lanes.

When leftists can't win on their ideas, they resort to marginalizing the messengers of ideology they abhor — and their mates. It's not an attractive look.

About Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on As well as the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild“. Her email address is [email protected]

  • 28 thoughts on “Marginalizing Melania

    1. Melania Trump is proff the democraps care nothing about immigrants they just want their votes. Smartest most beautiful First Lady ever.

    2. there has not been a woman as First Lady with such grace and style since Jackie Kennedy, that is what scares them. for if you start comparisons, then you will see a comparison of these two- not Obama or Clinton for those two are shades of what a First Lady should be.

      1. Paul is 100% on this, my exact thoughts.

        I want to thank our First Lady for supporting DJT run for office, to give up a private life with her son and DJT is a lot to sacrifice, plus all the negative attacks by the media and talking heads on tv.

    3. Wow, calling Jimmy Kimmel a “clown”, that’s pretty generous. Some clowns are actually funny. Maybe it is the creepiness of a clown she meant. yeah must be that.

    4. I would love to see the breathtaking beauty of melania trump crash every public appearance of Michele Obama from now on til trump has won the 2022 midterms with patriot conservatives. Seriously, throwing race out, going on class, respect, open to discussions of other opinions, hands down, beauty and grace win. Melania’s comes from a beautiful heart and soul. Meanspiritedness is ugly… I wonder who throws shade and snide remarks…….. who loves this country as a strong and powerful America, who loves this country as a non Christian third world p!$$hole….

      Commies cannot not stand truth and rational challenges to their unachievable utopian delusions of grandeur so they try and block any and all challenges to their misguided fantasies. This is why they are trying to destroy trump, and refuse to give any positive publicity to his lovely and spectacular wife. She deserves so much better. They are missing out on record breaking sales… to quote bugs bunny,”what a bunch of marroons.”

    5. Yes she is beautiful and poised and a good mother to a child that has had to hear the running down of he and his mother. I think she got shoved into a rat’s nest she did not deserve. Compare her to the convict that hasn’t been convicted yet or the ape on heels and what do you have, a lady that can meet with world leaders and be respected. Liberals all belong in the land fill or another country.

    6. Michelle, Thanx for a well written (as always). article.
      I try hard to understand the hatred of this beautiful and educated lady. The lefties (socialists) have given us the ‘mooch’ and the ‘hidabeast’ by comparison.
      Can anyone in their right mind, look at the 3 of them and honestly decide pick to out which of the three is most representative of the elegance of this great Republic? Michael Obozo, or Hi LIAR y,Clinton, or Melania Trump?
      It’s like going to the Kentucky derby and deciding between two broken down, swayback mules, and a thourobred race horse.
      The libs would pick a mule in the interedt of diversity.

    7. While I don’t have a problem with her just remember the old axiom: It doesn’t matter how good looking she is, someone somewhere is tired of her shit.

          1. @ Roy D. “Why don’t you make me.” sounds like an 8 year old school playground fight. Maybe momma needs to take her computer back from you.

            1. I wasn’t aware that your momma gave me my computer. Next time you see her ask her about it. Your turn.

            1. Perhaps we should wait a while so that you can collect your thoughts as you seem confused as to what to say. This happens occasionally to people with mental deficits. It’s all right, take your time.

          1. @ Roy D. You are a juvenile without a mature mind. I am done messing with you because you are not worth messing with and my time is much more valuable than this. I refuse to stoop to your level and reply anymore. Walk your dog someplace else POS.

            1. @tomcat…ditto and add paul to the list .. They don’t even do justice to the word troll .

            2. I am taking your response to mean that your momma said that she didn’t give me my computer. At least now you know, providing you believe her. The whole apple, tree thing, you know. You know what they say about “messing with the bull.” Don’t start nothing, there won’t be nothing. Anything else?

    8. She’ Probably one of the Best Educated
      First Lady’s We’ve Had ! ( best looker too )
      Jealousy is the only Real thing they can
      point at, They are Jealous of Her .
      Can You Picture it First Hubby Bill !
      Going through the Rose Garden in his
      skivies ? & The Hagg at the Helm ?
      Just the thought gives me the Shivers !

    9. He has try to do what he said in his campaign but had to fight congress and many others . And the first lady is up there with the best. Keep up the good work .

    10. This pretty lady didn’t run for office her husband did and she doesn’t deserve to be treated with such disrespect by the late night jerks who think they are being funny or the crappy liberal media.

    11. Democrats and liberals! If they were on fire and you threw water on them, they would file suit for trying to drown them.

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