On Sunday, CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett tweeted about Melania Trump’s outfit. It wasn’t anything weird or controversial. Just an observation.
when you coordinate your outfit to match your Stan Smiths.
(photos: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty) pic.twitter.com/KCRio1Adn3
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) August 19, 2018
I mean, really. That’s some stellar color coordinating right there. But if you’re suffering from advanced stages of TDS, you cannot comprehend that. All you see is red, because you’re always a furious mess.
Poor Soledad O’Brien.
When you’re a birther, but the media—which has long failed to cover race and racism thoughtfully—comments on your outfit coordination. https://t.co/LNze2hT6Si
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) August 20, 2018
As you can see, she’s mad at a CNN reporter for commenting on Melania Trump’s outfit. Please keep in mind that O’Brien would likely NOT be making that remark if Bennett’s tweet had a different tone. Mocking, condescension– the works.
Soledad, I have for years and years, as a former fashion editor and fan of fashion generally, used my twitter account to comment on the outfits of first ladies, former and present. If you don't like how I choose to use my account, unfollow. This tweet is beneath you. https://t.co/dsLpVRYNfu
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) August 20, 2018
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I agree with a CNN reporter.
— ❌Laurie Grammer❌ (@LaurieGrammer1) August 20, 2018
Why is she so petty? pic.twitter.com/ItLMcquire
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) August 20, 2018
Having worked with @KateBennett_DC, I can attest she was covering her "daily Melania" outfits/lifestyle news back in 2015.
— KB (@Kayla__Brandon) August 20, 2018
Still, a lot of people agree with Soledad.
Aren't you a "reporter" now? If so, do you have any responsibility to report actual NEWS such as the glaring hypocrisy that @FLOTUS embodies? That seems to be the point. You aren't currently working as fashion editor or blogger now, are you?
— Jeff Pender (@Jeff_Pender70) August 20, 2018
Kate, was Soledad wrong or did you comment on her clothes?
Melania has been given a pass on her birtherism (amongst other issues) but that doesnt mean you have to dive into that subject. No need for hostility.
I'd love for a reporter to ask her about her Birther stance now.
— TheXboxJunky2 (@TheXboxJunky2) August 20, 2018
— Dilma Arends Geerman (@wilderoosje) August 20, 2018
HAHAHAHA. Now they’re demanding objectivity. Hilarious!
It’s really not beneath Soledad to call you out! On the contrary, it’s beneath you and CNN to normalize and put someone who took part in a birther movement to be placed on the same pedal stool of previous FLOTUSs just because their outfit is fly during this bs presidency.
— Sha•Nuh (@shannasaidit) August 20, 2018
Hi, @KateBennett_DC . Do you think that Soledad might just have a point- one that you've not considered because it involves *you*?
Not trying to pile one here- just suggesting you consider it.
— Jason Levitt (@MrRabble) August 20, 2018
Bennett simply observed that Melania’s shoes matched her sweater. How that translates to explicit approval of the Trumps is beyond me.
BTW– everyone pray that Kevin regains his eyesight, thanks.
FYI, there is nothing to report on here regarding Melania’s fashion. It’s really a stretch to comment on coordinating a green shirt with your a little green on your shoes. This FLOTUS ain’t got what Michelle had or has when it comes to style. Casual or otherwise.
— Kevin Putz (@kevputz) August 20, 2018