US First Lady Jill Biden, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and US President Joe Biden
Jill Biden Criticized For Saying Latinos Are As Unique As 'Breakfast Tacos' Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

First Lady Jill Biden’s slipped into kitten heels for her post-Hurricane Ian Florida visit on Wednesday. But media outlets that criticized former First Lady Melania Trump’s similar fashion choice in 2017 when she left to go visit victims of a hurricane were silent this time.

President Joe Biden and his wife were clicked while leaving for Florida to meet with Governor Ron DeSantis. They were set to talk about the ongoing recovery efforts following the hurricane hitting the state, reported Fox News.

One thing that some noticed in both the First Lady's departure and arrival photos was her choice to wear heels during the trip. Many journalists promoted the pictures of Jill, but none referenced her heels in their reports on the Bidens’ visit. It seemed to be a stark departure from their treatment of Melania. In 2017, the wife of former President Donald Trump made it to headlines after photos featured her departing to visit Texas after it was struck by Hurricane Harvey. She was wearing heels at the time. The New York Times gave the headline "Melania Trump, Off to Texas, Finds Herself on Thin Heels" to describe her look. Vogue wrote, "Melania Trump’s Hurricane Stilettos, and the White House’s Continual Failure to Understand Optics."

Later there were reports saying that Melania removed her high heels and changed to a pair of sneakers after reaching Texas. But Jill seemed to wear the same heels throughout the recent trip. These media outlets and others did not criticize or even reference the First Lady's kitten heels, which are short stilettos, while reporting the President’s arrival.

But Breitbart White House correspondent Charlie Spiering tweeted that "reliable sources" told him that the heels were a different type than the ones worn by Melania. He was told that Jill was wearing "kitten heels as she leaves for the trip to visit hurricane damage in Florida. Not stilettos, as Melania Trump wore in 2017 that triggered the haters when she went to Texas to view damage from Hurricane Harvey."

According to The Washington Free Beacon, the mainstream media treat Democrats and Republicans differently. For instance, journalists and other Democrats were left furious after a Wall Street Journal opinion column suggested Jill, who is not a medical doctor, should stop calling herself as Dr.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, US First Lady Jill Biden, and US President Joe Biden
(L-R) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, US First Lady Jill Biden, and US President Joe Biden walk to meet with local residents impacted by Hurricane Ian at Fishermans Pass in Fort Myers, Florida, on October 5, 2022. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

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