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Melania Trump is no Jackie O, but who would want to be?

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There are precious few individuals that modern Americans universally love, and one of those individuals is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. "Jackie O" is off-limits for criticism. Jackie O's jersey number has been retired. Jackie O embodied that whole "Camelot" narrative, and Americans, who threw off the British monarchy and then spent 200 years enviously ogling tiaras and coronations across the pond, lapped it up.

Those who weren't bewitched by her early public persona — all pastels and whispery softness — could be enamoured of her later years, when she took an intellectual-type job as a book editor and reportedly did her own Xeroxing.

Everyone loves Jackie Kennedy Onassis, everyone knows she is beyond compare, which is the trap President Donald Trump fell into on Friday when he tried to make a comparison.

"We have our own Jackie O today, it's called Melania. Melania. We'll call it Melania T, OK?" he said in a phone interview on "Fox & Friends."

Firstly, yes. Yes, the president did use the pronoun "it," twice, to refer to his wife.

Secondly, as with many mangled statements he makes, you could squint your eyes and sort of see where he was going with it.

The quote was in the context of updating Air Force One, which currently sports a colour scheme........

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