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President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump prior to their Marine One departure from the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2017. Trump was traveling to Texas to observe the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Getty Images

When President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump boarded Air Force One on Tuesday morning to visit southeastern Texas, reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in the last few days were hijacked by chatter about what Melania was wearing for the trip.

The first lady came in for quite a bit of drubbing on social media for her unconventional outfit, which many commented was unsuitable for a tour of an area severely damaged by storms and heavy flooding since Friday.

Melania was snapped wearing black cropped pants, a green bomber jacket and 4-inch black stilettos; she completed her look with black aviators as she stepped out of the White House to board Marine One.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, en route to Texas to view the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 29, 2017. Getty Images

Twitter users were not amused by the first lady's sartorial choice, and wasted no time in criticizing her for not choosing a more suitable outfit. They did not care much for her trousers and jacket, but were scathing over her choice of footwear.

Not just Twitter users, many media outlets were outraged by her outfit, with one even calling it “the most inappropriate clothes imaginable.

In response to the backlash, the office of the first lady said it was "sad" people were focusing on Melania's shoes instead of the ongoing disaster.

"It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are worried about her shoes," Stephanie Grisham, the FLOTUS communications director, told CNN in a statement.

The first lady changed her outfit when she finally got off Air Force One when they arrived in Texas. She was then seen wearing a white shirt, white tennis shoes and a black cap with "FLOTUS" emblazoned on it, and had her hair pulled up into a ponytail.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump return to the White House in Washington, DC, from Texas after viewing the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 29, 2017. Getty Images

Following this picture, Trump supporters rushed to the social media platform to defend the first lady.

Amid the criticism over her shoes, Melania issued a statement later Tuesday about her visit and offered to help in the recovery efforts in every way she could.

The first lady also praised the "strength and resilience" of the people of Texas during her visit.

"The effects of Hurricane Harvey will be felt in Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the country for many months and years to come. I want to be able to offer my help and support in the most productive way possible, not through just words, but also action," she said in the statement issued by the White House. "What I found to be the most profound during the visit was not only the strength and resilience of the people of Texas, but the compassion and sense of community that has taken over the state. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Texas and Louisiana."

The first couple visited Corpus Christi and the state capital of Austin, however, they avoided the severely damaged and hardest hit areas in Houston, as they did not want to "disrupt" the safety efforts, according to the New York Daily News.