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Melania Trump Is the Ringside Politics Champion of the Year ^ | December 29, 2018 | Jeff Crouere

Posted on 12/29/2018 11:22:03 AM PST by Kaslin

Every year on the Ringside Politics program, we award our “Turkey” of the year during Thanksgiving and our “Champion” of the year in late December. This year, the “winner” of our turkey award was House Speaker Paul Ryan, a fitting choice for such a failed leader. However, our “Champion” award was a more difficult selection. During the past year, many fine people distinguished themselves in a positive way Finally, after input from our great listening audience, our decision was clear. For many reasons, including her grace and style under unrelenting criticism and pressure, First Lady Melania Trump was chosen as our Ringside Politics Champion of the Year.

The latest example of critics abusing the First Lady occurred earlier this week. Leaving on Christmas night, President and Mrs. Trump made a surprise visit to American troops serving in Iraq. It was a trip that made a very positive impact on the troops, who warmly greeted the President and the First Lady.

Not surprisingly, the visit drew criticism from the liberal media because some of the troops displayed “Make America Great Again” hats and asked the President to sign them. Of course, the same liberal media said nothing when then President Barack Obama signed his picture and military gear for our troops in Kuwait and at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

On social media, nasty critics reserved some of their venom for the First Lady, criticizing her wardrobe, especially her choice of “Timberland boots.” On Twitter, she was blasted as “the biggest idiot in the room” for her sensible choice of footwear. In reality, Mrs. Trump looked fabulous as usual, but those who hate her husband also regularly insult her for everything from her fashion to her accent.

Since Mrs. Trump was born in Slovenia, English is not her native language. Thus, she is the first non-native speaker of English to hold the position of First Lady. In fact, she is so accomplished that she is fluent in six languages. None of this stopped untalented leftist late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel from mocking her accent.

While Mrs. Trump is regularly criticized, and lampooned, former First Lady Michelle Obama received constant praise during her tenure for “courage” and “beauty” and “intelligence.” She was celebrated on 12 magazine covers and is still a regular guest on the late-night “comedy” programs. In contrast, Melania Trump has not been invited to grace magazine covers nor be a guest on the network talk shows.

This nasty treatment is another indication of the unbelievable media bias that is heaped on the First Family on a regular basis. Mrs. Trump is a former fashion model who would be a perfect fit for a magazine cover and an accompanying feature. She is not only beautiful, but she is also a successful businesswoman who launched a jewelry line and introduced a brand of caviar-based skincare products. Certainly, she has a fascinating story to share with fellow Americans, but few media outlets seem to have an interest.

In another indication of the bias directed toward Mrs. Trump, several fashion designers, including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Christian Siriano, Zac Posen, and Sophie Theallet, refused to provide outfits for her to wear. Of course, Mrs. Obama faced no such discrimination from fashion designers.

The abuse of Mrs. Trump was noted by “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak, who tweeted "If she were married to someone the media approved of, it would be all Melania all the time. Every move would be breathlessly recorded, and every outfit would be featured in multiple publications. Her intelligence and beauty would be highlighted 24/7."

When not boycotting Mrs. Trump, the media is heaping abuse upon her. In response to Mrs. Trump’s beautiful Christmas decorations at the White House this year, lifestyle magazine House Beautiful was anything but complimentary. Instead, the magazine claimed it was reminiscent of the horror movie “The Shining.”

If there was any real journalism left in our country today, reporters would be trying to learn more about our appealing First Lady. Melania Trump is a woman of many attributes, including tremendous courage. As the only First Lady to fly in a V-22 osprey aircraft, it should surprise no one that she accompanied her husband on his trip to Iraq. Thus, it became the first time in years that a First Lady had visited our troops in a combat zone.

Melania Trump epitomizes the qualities that Americans should admire in our First Ladies. While clearly both fashionable and beautiful, Mrs. Trump’s most impressive qualities are her toughness and determination in the face of a hostile media environment. For the first two years in the White House, Melania Trump has represented this country well, displaying both class and dignity.

Thank goodness she is now our First Lady, a tremendous improvement from the previous occupant of that position. She is a worthy recipient of our Ringside Politics Champion of the Year award.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: firstlady; melania
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This is an excellent article by the author
1 posted on 12/29/2018 11:22:04 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Yup. Always acts with class and dignity and style and grace.

2 posted on 12/29/2018 11:25:25 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Kaslin

What - Big Mike and his-her Big Ugly Boots don’t get the Wookie Of The Year award?

3 posted on 12/29/2018 11:25:31 AM PST by an amused spectator (Hillary For Prison)
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To: Kaslin
Ringside Politics awarded “Turkey of the Year" to departing House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Excellent choice.

4 posted on 12/29/2018 11:35:43 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Kaslin

The level of the unwarranted and unrelenting criticism and personal attacks leveled at Melania is exceeded only by the level of the
unwarranted and unrelenting praise and adulation given to Moochie Obama day in and day out for the last 10 years.

The leftist media refuses to acknowledge the demonstrated poise, grace, beauty and intelligence of First Lady Melania Trump.

Yet they continually attribute those same qualities to Moochie Obama when she has never demonstrated that she posesses any
of those qualities, even to the smallest degree.

5 posted on 12/29/2018 11:39:21 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler
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6 posted on 12/29/2018 11:39:43 AM PST by oldvirginian ( Buckle up kids, rough road ahead.)
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To: Kaslin

Look at her smile. It’s always genuine, unlike Moo’s grimaces.

7 posted on 12/29/2018 11:40:29 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: bgill

You can say that again.

8 posted on 12/29/2018 11:48:52 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

So very proud of Mrs. Trump.
The last first lady,
not so much.

9 posted on 12/29/2018 12:02:21 PM PST by Joe Boucher ( Molon Labe' baby, Molon Labe)
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To: oldvirginian; Kaslin; hoosiermama; Salvation; Right_in_Virginia; reformedliberal; Jane Long; ...
Thank You for the ping oldvirginian.

Don't mess with a Mama Grizzly :)

10 posted on 12/29/2018 12:14:08 PM PST by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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A well deserved award for our fabulous First Lady.

She fit right in with the troops in Iraq with those boots and yellow outfit that complements and cammie uniforms of the troops. Always looking good.

Besides, bringing Melania along was a super-charged motivator for the guys -- and gals -- attending the event.

11 posted on 12/29/2018 12:39:47 PM PST by poconopundit
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Melania has the heart of a lioness,

The mind of a thinker’

And the Soul of a Saint.

She always makes me proud!

12 posted on 12/29/2018 12:41:32 PM PST by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.)
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To: Joe Boucher

I agree. Melania Trump is pure class and dignity. The other one couldn’t help being who she was - a lumbering classless Democrat ideologue - but she never tried to change and rise to the role.

Michelle Obama thought running around spending our money was what it was all about. I read that Melania Trump’s budget is about 15% of what Michelle’s was...Michelle had a staff of 55. Melania Trump has 5.

13 posted on 12/29/2018 12:51:22 PM PST by livius
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To: Kaslin

First lady Melania Trump deserves a reward for putting up with all the criticism of the press with patience and grace. I think she is the first really fashionable 1st lady since Nancy Reagan-Nancy Reagan wouldn’t have had the good sense to wear work boots on a trip to a war zone, but Melania did. I wear Timberland boots every day on jobsites-they are long lasting, durable work boots for the price-what is wrong with the 1st lady wearing them? I suppose they expected her to wear Doc Martens or one of the other way overpriced brands of work boots...

14 posted on 12/29/2018 12:54:10 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

The First Lady is a great representative for the US. Boots in a combat zone is a no brainer, the MSM are idiots. AND she makes them look good!

15 posted on 12/29/2018 1:12:52 PM PST by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought.)
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To: Kaslin

May God bless Melania and President Trump.

16 posted on 12/29/2018 1:39:41 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Equine1952

That classless Obama heifer would’ve worn rhinestone-studded jeans and patent leather boots-if she went there at all...

17 posted on 12/29/2018 1:46:01 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Kaslin

Very nice article. True and long overdue.

Every modern First Lady has been asked by Vogue Magazine do do a fashion shoot in the White House ... even the Bush ladies. But Anna Wintour SWORE that a Mrs. Trump would be the ONLY First Lady NOT to be asked to grace their pages.

Ironic too as this is the first First Lady who has done professional modeling.

18 posted on 12/29/2018 1:52:16 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I Love Bull Markets ......)
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19 posted on 12/29/2018 2:02:36 PM PST by Baynative ("A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore)
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To: Kaslin

The American media trying to convince us that the ugly junk yard dog is the most beautiful first lady ever is sickening. Melania is stunning. Rat women are so ugly inside that this permeates to the surface

20 posted on 12/29/2018 3:11:05 PM PST by ronnie raygun (nick dip pod cast)
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