Try to imagine the depths of dishonesty and hatred that so effectively unpersoned a woman as intelligent, accomplished, and elegant as Melania during the entire duration of the presidency. The same media that fell over itself drooling about how beautiful and smart Michelle Obama was, had nothing but horrible things to say about a woman that is her clear superior in every conceivable way.
If it's any consolation, I think that some of the positive regard given to Michelle Obama borders on virtue signalling in the current climate while that given to Melania is authentic respect.
I want to make up a new word here in the style of Lobaczewski- paravirtuism. Kind of like when some are hooked in by paramoralisms, they engage in paravirtuisms.