Trump Sparks Outcry by Describing Melania as ‘Our Own Jackie O’ (Video)

Jackie Kennedy Onassis would “never have entered the country illegally to become an escort and never would have considered spending a moment with vile trash like Trump,” one critic tweets

President Trump sparked angry criticism on Friday, this time by comparing his wife, Melania, to former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis during a “Fox & Friends” interview.

The president made the comparison while talking about his decision to switch the paint job on Air Force One, which has been around since the early 1960s.

“You know the baby blue doesn’t fit with us,” Trump said. “It was Jackie O and that’s good, but we have our own Jackie O today, it’s called Melania.”

Air Force One will move towards a navy color scheme that also includes shades of gold and red, the president said. “We’ll call it Melania T, OK?” he added.

You can check out the entire moment below.

For those that aren’t following, Jackie Kennedy Onassis was the wife of former President John F. Kennedy; she later remarried Greek shipping kingpin Aristotle Onassis, years after the former president’s assassination in 1963.

As you’d  expect, Trump comparing his wife to a beloved icon who has been synonymous with grace and style for decades didn’t sit well with many of his critics.

“Jackie O was an educated woman of integrity and grace who gave mightily to this country. She would have never been a birther,” one Twitter user said. “She never entered the country illegally to become an escort and never would have considered spending a moment with vile trash like Trump.”

“If Melania is Jackie O, then today Stormy Daniels should sing a Marilyn Monroesque ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ right before drawing a pic of Trump’s weird mushroom penis,” said another.

The president added that while Melania Trump is ridiculed by the press, she’s loved by the masses. President Trump spent nearly an hour with the Fox morning show, on his birthday; you can watch the full interview here.

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