The dress, which cost $3,700, was a stark contrast from the cold black Chanel jacket and Dolce & Gabbana dress she wore as they exited the nation’s capital. Usually, her fashion would be what everyone was talking about, but the internet has run wild over a viral video showing Melania leaving Donald to relish in the spotlight alone.
Donald himself paused to wave at photographers, but his wife, in dark sunglasses, continued walking — stone-faced — until she was completely offscreen, leaving the former president awkwardly standing there solo.
“If ‘I’m over it’ were a person,” the Lincoln Project tweeted out, while another said, “I knew @FLOTUS45 was over it when she wore those flats instead of high heels like she normally would. I don't blame you girl!”
“The art of the deal, knowing when to walk away! #MelaniaTrump,” a third wrote, while a fourth simply said, “Melania Trump doesn’t care anymore.”
Melania released a farewell video on Monday, January 18, ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration and said that being in office was the "greatest honor of my life" after an "unforgettable" four years. "I am humbled to have had the opportunity to represent a nation with such kind and generous people," she said and urged Americans that "peace over violence" is the way to go — but did not comment on the violent riots that rocked D.C. on January 6.
"When I came to the White House, I reflected on the responsibility I have always felt as a mother to encourage, give strength and teach values of kindness. It is our duty as adults and parents to ensure the children have the best opportunities to lead fulfilling and healthy lives," the FLOTUS said, adding "the passion for helping children succeed has driven my policy initiatives as first lady. I launched 'Be Best' to ensure that we as Americans are doing all we can to take care of the next generation."