This year, the annual holiday tradition of deriding Melania Trump for her Christmas decorations coincided with the NATO summit in London where she also has been excoriated for her fashion choices.
As if that’s not enough, the vicious impeachment game yesterday extended to her beloved 13-year-old son Barron, when Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan used the child to belittle the president during House Judiciary Committee hearings: “While the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron.”
It was a despicable intrusion on a child’s privacy, and betrayed Karlan’s partisan obsessions. The first lady lashed out in a rare political tweet: “Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.”
This is her lot. No matter how dignified she remains, the first lady simply can never satisfy sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome. She is guilty by marriage, as a new unauthorized biography, ‘‘Free, Melania,’’ makes clear, and nothing is off limits.