President Donald Trump defended his wife Melania Trump after wearing stiletto footwear when she visited the victims of the recent hurricanes, Glamour reported. She visited the victims of Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey in Puerto Rico and Texas.

The president recently spoke with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and made statements regarding the first lady’s fashion during these visits. He said that Melania dressed up that way “out of respect for the White House,” since she wanted “to look good” as she came out to visit the victims.

He added that there were also several other events when she would leave the White House wearing formal footwear, high heels, and fashionable dresses.

A good person

President Donald Trump also added that “people understand it” and that they love her stilettos. He told Huckabee, “I was making a speech, and women were holding up... And she’s a good person.”

He also commented about Melania Trump’s high approval ratings which she has been gaining lately. He said that the first lady “does not need to be adored by people, but she likes to help people.”

Visiting Puerto Rico

The first lady drew flak when she wore stilettos as she boarded her flight to Puerto Rico. She later changed to her work boots after sporting the style.

The stilettos were worn with a navy turtleneck-style sweater and a pair of slim-fit pants. The heels were a navy blue color, Elite Daily reported.

This was not the first time that Melania wore stylish heels when she visited hurricane victims. She previously wore a pair of high heels when she got on the plane to Texas, an area affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Las Vegas shooting

Furthermore, she also received criticism when she wore a pair of signature eyewear after visiting the survivors of the recent Las Vegas mass shooting, Daily Mail Online reported.

She was criticized for wearing the sunglasses upon heading back to the White House, asking why she would wear such during the night.

The Las Vegas incident was considered the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history. It killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 others.

The first lady worked as a professional model when she was younger.

She was born in Slovenia and started her modeling career at the age of five. She has posed for various photographers around the world and graced runway shows in Europe. She moved to New York City in 1996 and obtained her American citizenship.