KEY POINTS

  • Kamala Harris was praised for wearing Timberland boots while surveying the devastation caused by the wildfires in California
  • Meanwhile, Melania Trump was slammed by the media for wearing the same boots two years ago
  • Netizens have mixed opinions about Harris and Melania wearing the same Timberland boots

Melania Trump and Kamala Harris sported the same footwear but received different reactions from the press which a Trump supporter blamed it to be "media bias."

Vice presidential candidate Harris sported Timberland boots on Wednesday while surveying the devastation left behind by the California wildfires. Her footwear of choice was a welcome treat to the press and was met with praise. On the other hand, the first lady rocked the same iconic boots back in  2018 during a visit to troops in Iraq but was criticized, Fox News reported.

Amy Kremer, co-founder for Women for Trump, aired her sentiments about the issue in a series of tweets. In one post, she shared snaps of two headlines on Melania and Harris wearing the same boots.

Yahoo! Finance's headline for Harris read, "Kamala Harris may have made Timberland boots cool again." Meanwhile, the second photo about the FLOTUS from Yahoo! Life read, "Melania Trump gets mocked for wearing Timberland boots while visiting the troops."

Kremer shared several more photos from various outlets praising Harris and slamming Melania for wearing the same footwear. Another set of pictures showed USA Today's headline questioning Melania's work boots and white jeans alongside Marie Claire's report praising Harris for wearing Timberland and getting "s--t done."

"I've never seen such media bias in my life... Over #timberland boots! Freaking shoes people. Shoes!" she wrote.

"It’s no wonder the American people don’t trust the media," Kremer added in another tweet.

"I know this isn’t really about the boots. But the boots show the extreme #mediabias. The media will go to any length to push their own agenda. This is disgusting. As I said in an earlier tweet, it’s no wonder Americans don’t trust them," she concluded.

While the press has nothing but praises for Harris, the netizens have mixed opinions about the political candidate following Melania's fashion cues. One claimed Harris wanted to look like Melania. Another said that aside from the boots, Joe Biden's VP copied Melania's jacket but failed.

"Melania looks better in the timberlands than Kamala so you can just compare the photos. No reason to compare because Melania is a part of trump. The media had to prop up Kamala since she does not really look sophisticated in the timberlands LOL," one wrote.

Meanwhile, several also praised Harris. One even attempted to explain the different reception the two ladies  received.

"Let's talk faux. Kamala is wearing Timberland boots while visiting a burn site," the Twitter user wrote before adding Melania is "sitting on stage like a princess. See the difference?"

Melania Trump during the 58th Presidential Inauguration Melania Trump, escorted by a U.S. Marine, walks toward the platform the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos Photo: Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos