Rapper T.I. (pictured above right) has released a video that depicts the nation’s first lady dancing like a stripper in the Oval Office, Fox News and other outlets are reporting.
In a time that any action against the president or first lady, no matter how aggressive or uncouth, receives virtually no outrage from the Left, the video still marks a sad, new low.
In the promotional video for his new album, “Dime Trap,” a woman resembling the first lady wears a jacket that reads, “I really don’t care, do u?” in reference to the jacket Melania Trump wore earlier this year during her visit to migrant children in Texas.
“How is this acceptable? #disgusting #boycottT.I.,” the first lady’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham Saturday tweeted — and Melania Trump retweeted it.
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) October 13, 2018
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, tweeted Friday, “Dear 45, I ain’t Kanye” before sharing the video, noted Fox News.
Rachel Campos-Duffy, a Fox News contributor, had one idea on how to stop the cultural aggression toward the first lady.
“The first ladies club,” she offered on the Fox News morning program “Fox & Friends,” pointing out the women’s enduring cultural influence.
“This is the most exclusive club in the world. It includes Mrs. [Jimmy] Carter, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and I keep asking, ‘Where are they?’” said Campos-Duffy. “I mean, this is the ultimate sisterhood, if you will, and they have been silent on the treatment of Melania Trump.”
She added, “In the case of Michelle Obama, she actually has incredible political and cultural power at her fingertips to stop this. It would take one visit to ‘Ellen’ [‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’], one visit to Jimmy Fallon [‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’], or Kimmel show [‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’], or a tweet to say, ‘Knock it off, lay off the president’s family, especially our first lady,’ and it would end at least a lot of it.”
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She added, “I personally find her [Michelle Obama’s] silence to be very passive-aggressive, because she knows she has the power to end it — and I don’t know why the media has never asked her.”
Melania Trump said recently in an interview with ABC News that she feels like she is “the most bullied person in the world,” editing that to say “one of the most bullied,” and this video teaser is exactly the type of bullying, sexist behavior that would be outrageous and completely unacceptable if she were a Democratic first lady.
And in the age of the #MeToo movement, something most progressives support and promote, was this raunchy video really the appropriate move to make?
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