Donald Trump gets pelted with mockery after calling Melania the new ‘Jackie O’

According to President Donald Trump, the current First Lady, Melania, is just as classy as former First Lady Jackie Kennedy.

During a phone interview with “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, Trump was discussing plans for the repainting of Air Force One and he noted that many people have such a deep affinity for the current paint scheme because it was the suggestion of Mrs. Kennedy, who later married shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and became known as Jackie O. The president proclaimed:

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“We have our own Jackie O. It’s called Melania…we’ll call it Melania T.”

As Talking Points Memo notes, Trump has been “obsessed” with the look of the presidential plane and how he wants to change it, but he’s not going to have as much money as he wants to redesign Air Force One:

Trump has been obsessed with changing the iconic look of the presidential plane lately, whipping out what he claims are his designs during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Shortly after the clip of the interview aired, the House Armed Services Committee voted to limit the funds Trump could use to alter the plane.

And then there’s the matter of comparing Melania Trump — who worked for a time as a nude model — to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, which did not sit well with social media. Take a look:

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