Donald Trump likens his wife to former first lady Jackie O, calls her 'Melania T'

The US president made the comment just days after several media outlets said that Melania seemed to channel Jackie Kennedy on the first couple's return from their recent European tour


                            Donald Trump likens his wife to former first lady Jackie O, calls her 'Melania T'

President Donald Trump compared his stunning wife Melania to beloved former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, famously known as "Jackie O."

“We have our own Jackie O, it’s called Melania, Melania T," he said.

The POTUS, who often touts Melania as a strong asset in the White House, made the comment just days after several outlets said she seemed to channel Jackie Kennedy on her return from their recent European tour.

Even during her husband's inauguration in 2017, the former supermodel reminded many of the former fashion icon as she wore a powder blue dress and covered her arms with long gloves, Politico reports.

Melania mirrored former first lady Jackie O earlier in the day when she donned a pair of large sunglasses and wrapped her head with a scarf. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

Trump's remarks came during an appearance on 'Fox & Friends' as part of a larger segment discussing his plans to repaint Air Force One. The commander-in-chief was cautioned by Fox's Brian Kilmeade who said the current style had been "iconic for so long." However, according to Trump, the color scheme isn't fitting anymore.

“I like the concept of red, white and blue,” Trump said. “It’ll look much better, actually. The baby blue doesn’t fit with us.”

The president offered a preview this week of how he plans to redesign the iconic planes in an unprecedented red, navy, and white scheme that bears a slight resemblance to Trump's private plane, according to the outlet. 

While the revamp is expected to be completed only by 2024, Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that the changes were not for himself but "for other presidents" that would follow him.

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump walk back after escorting former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to Marine One during the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jack Gruber-Pool/Getty Images)

 

During the extended 'Fox and Friends' interview on Friday, Trump also spoke about his relationship with the first lady. He recalled one incident when she sparked outrage from her critics for traveling to survey the damage from a Texas flood in high heels.

But the US leader highlighted that several banners at his rallies often bore admiration for the first lady, with some saying "we love high heels."

“When I go speak in big crowds, we have tremendous crowds and so many people are holding up banners,” he said of the compliments.

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