I hate to be critical, but cannot help but think more effort is needed, more insight, more depth in developing what is expected of her in this position, in other words it would be better to make more of an effort ie provide greater energy to her role.
‘Light touch’ is fair comment. But what a dilemma …..
This is outwardly a regresssion to the withdrawn hardly visible ruling and upper class of decades and centuries long gone. Yet what a difficult situation she inhabits with djt to placate. Nice to think there could be more outreach, more action on recognising those that need help, but with donalds so reckless destruction and hellbent nastiness it would ring so hollow. Would there be any point to it? She would also meet with widespread protest, appearances would have to be very skilfully stage managed, contrary to the opinion of djt his supporters I think are fewer in number than he would admit, hence the stage managed rallies. I personally as we say here in the north of England I would get ‘stuck-in’ to get active in the role as FLOTUS. One cannot help but merely think she wilfully re-inforces her husbands position. I dunno ….
Look at that term … ‘a paper doll – every outfit a costume’. Yup hard to realise anything other than. Its time to stop the pretence, brand ‘trump’ has done enough damage, gone far enough in its destruction, alienation and capricious bullshit.
I think we have given sufficient leeway and seen little of effort or real concern, or practical result. After all, look what she is married to….. a divisive nasty man.
In a sense its make or break time, if no real change is made then the cap is sealed, we know America is getting a mixture of gangster, deranged, fascist hoodlum for a President and his wife.
postscript … I still feel sorry for her as I did nearly two years ago when I heard that disastrous Inaugration Speech. It was dire, a totally out of sync message and a false take on what is real life. trump is like a magnet to the wrong sort of person, to absurd and disastrous ideas, drawn to him as iron filings. Perhaps on reflection Melania is in fact doing the best she can (no pun intended) as after all look who she is married to, it must not be easy having to be constantly mindful not to put a foot wrong. My wife grew up in a very difficult household, luckily moving to her grandmother as refuge; it was a mad household, drunkenness, violence, poverty and four small children shaking with fear, having to blank off the horribleness. Poor thing.
And as my wife said to me “It was like walking on eggshells”….