Why would anyone do that to her?
First Lady Melania Trump, regardless of what one thinks about President Donald Trump, is one of the kindest people to ever have her post. Everyone recalls how unfriendly Michelle Obama was. Likewise, Hillary Clinton was nothing short of tempestuous to be around while she was First Lady. For these reasons and many others, no one understands why Mrs. Trump got such utter disrespect from the Guggenheim Museum.
As the Conservative Tribune tells us, the charming spouse of America’s leader had asked kindly if she may “be permitted to borrow a Vincent Van Gogh painting.” What the special offer was instead was a gold toilet, a symbol of excess that is no longer on display, and which was meant as an insult.
— CNN International (@cnni) January 26, 2018
The commode is said to be fully working and it was made to mock the rich. However, Mr. Trump has done nothing but try and raise the pay of everyone with his tax plan. Furthermore, even if he had not done so, how is the First Lady to blame for it?
“(A)n 18-karat, fully functioning, solid gold toilet” that was named “America” was offered because the painting in question is “not allowed to be removed from the museum,” according to the Washington Post. This fact makes the slight even more spiteful. They act as if the White House is not every bit as safe for the artwork as where it hangs now.
The Post also informs us that the bathroom object was created “as pointed satire aimed at the excess of wealth in this country.” As with many opposed to the Trump family, success is considered a bad thing, even as attempts are made to make us all more successful with their knowledge. Her attempt to flush Mr. Trump’s progress on the world stage is not going to be very successful regardless of if she loans the artwork or not.
The supposed artist who made the toilet would “like to offer it to the White House for a long-term loan,” those at the Guggenheim mocked.
Chief curator, Nancy Spector, said, “We are sorry not to be able to accommodate your original request, but remain hopeful that this special offer may be of interest.”
This was not Melania Trump being strange in her request, either. Many First Lady’s have borrowed priceless works to enjoy while serving in the White House. “The Smithsonian loaned the Kennedys a Eugène Delacroix painting, ‘The Smoker.’ The Obamas preferred abstract art, choosing works by Mark Rothko and Jasper Johns,” the Post conveys.
The fact is that Spector has said in her blog that “In Trump’s America, the sustained assault on basic human and civil rights — the travel ban [sic] being only one example — calls for a decisive and unflinching response from the art community.” She, like most leftists, remain blind to the fact that honoring human rights does not mean leaving the door open for anyone to enter. That is something that every nation agrees on since they all have border laws.
As for the travel ban, if Spector was any good at her job at all, she would take thirty seconds out of her day to look at what ISIS has done to priceless works of art!
If she does, maybe she will decide that the White House is not such a bad place to keep the painting, after all.