Melania Trump’s recent antics have earned criticism from the ladies of The View. The former First Lady has once again garnered ire in the news over reports that she is auctioning off the hat she wore when the French first family, the Macrons, visited the White House in 2018.
The decision was heavily criticized by The View panelists when compared to the philanthropic efforts of former First Lady Michelle Obama.
“I think it’s tacky, but I think it’s very much on-brand for the Trumps,” Ana Navarro said.
Sunny Hostin theorized that Melania's decision may be based on financial gain, given her husband Donald's well-scrutinized financial history.
Agreeing with Navarro, she called it ‘basement-level tacky.”
“It sounds a little bit like an exit plan, if I’m being honest,” she added. “We know that Donald Trump is in a lot of trouble as the former, disgraced twice-impeached president, and he’s being investigated through the wazoo, as his companies are. So he doesn’t have a lot of money, and Melania probably needs money because she hasn’t really done much in terms of a career. And so I think it sounds a little bit desperate and like an exit plan. She needs money.”
Yvette Nicole Brown, who was filling in for both Whoopi Goldberg and Sara Haines, had a more humorous take in the topic.
“I think this is the dumbest thing she could’ve done, and it’s just on brand,” Brown said. “It’s ‘Grifts ‘R’ Us’ with the backwards R.”