Melania Trump asked people to stop focusing on her outfits but people were too busy dragging what she was wearing

Melania Trump asked people to stop focusing on her outfits but people were too busy dragging what she was wearing

Melania Trump sure has achieved a lot during her time as First Lady of the United States, hasn't she? There was that whole anti-bullying thing that she did without a hint of irony, that one time she tweeted about not having disappeared and replaced with a body double, and, uh, well... that's actually about it.

Really, most of the attention on Melania has been thanks to her oft-inappropriate dress sense.

There was that time she did some gardening in box-fresh trainers...

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House Kitchen Garden is a tradition started by former first lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

The time she wore a jacket which said, "I really don't care, do u?" at the height of widespread outrage against her husband's administration's decision to separate thousands of migrant children from their families...

US First Lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Rorce Base in Maryland June 21, 2018 wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words 'I really don't care, do you?' following her surprise visit with child migrants on the US-Mexico border. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

And that time she visited Hurricane Harvey victims sporting stilettos and aviators.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2017 for Texas to view the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

Given her history of bad decisions, then, you'd think that she might have asked someone whether she should avoid certain garments while travelling around Egypt. Evidently, though, she didn't, as recent pictures show her sporting a pith hat - a garment which is infamously synonymous with European colonisers of Africa.

And, unsurprisingly, Twitter didn't let her get away with it.

After so much backlash, the First Lady hit back, saying that she wishes people would focus on what she does, rather than what she wears.

Unfortunately for her, she did this while wearing yet another questionable outfit - and so Twitter had a field day, again.

Meanwhile, others asked the obvious question: what is it exactly that Melania Trump does?

"If Melania Trump wants people to focus on what she does and not what she wears, someone should ask her why, despite her campaign to tackle cyberbullying, she's failed to criticise her husband's tweets," wrote one person.

"If you 'want us to stop focusing on what you wear, a) simply stop dressing in REALLY offensive statement looks and b) actually DO something we can comment on," said another. "There is nothing else to comment on other than your sartorial insensitivity."

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, has expressed nothing but hyperbolic praise for his wife on her trip.

"The First Lady did a tremendous job representing our country in Africa – like no one has before," he said today in a statement to reporters.

"She got to know firsthand the people of Africa and they loved and respected her everywhere she went.

"Melania told me about her trip in great detail and I’m so proud of the job she’s doing on behalf of children everywhere. She works so hard and does it all out of love."

As usual, then, it seems that both Donald Trump and his wife are completely tone deaf to what the general populous is saying. They won't change their outfits, they won't change their policy; but - ultimately - their stubbornness will urge many Americans to change their minds about voting Republican next month, so they'd better watch out.