12 times Melania Trump channeled Jackie Kennedy

President Trump made headlines this weekend for his call to "Fox and Friends," in which he addressed his plans for the future of Air Force One and, in doing so, compared his wife to Jackie Kennedy.

In discussing his hopes to strip the plane of its signature baby blue aesthetic for a more patriotic red, white and blue color scheme, Trump touched upon the influence of his wife on the American public and how she emulates the past first lady. 

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis through the years
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(Original Caption) Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of the President, smiles as she leaves the jet at Idlewild Airport that returned her to the U.S.A. on her flight from Athens, Greece. She left immediately for Washington, D.C., on the Kennedy private plane.
(Original Caption) Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy (center) appears to be enjoying her vacation in these islands as she smiles at a well-wisher here June 9th. While in Greece, Mrs. Kennedy plans to do some water skiing and sun bathing just like any other tourist.
(Original Caption) Jackie and John Kennedy cut their wedding cake in 1953. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images)
Jackie Kennedy the wife of American President John F. Kennedy, at home with their daughter Caroline, 1960. (Photo by � Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Portrait de profil de Jackie Kennedy, circa 1960. (Photo by REPORTERS ASSOCIES\Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
circa 1960: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1929 - 1994), wife of American president John F Kennedy and, after Kennedy's assassination, of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
Senator John F. Kennedy sits beside wife Jackie in Hyannisport. Kennedy is about to embark on a campaign tour for the presidential elections.
Jackie Kennedy. October 14, 1960. (Photo by William N. Jacobellis/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
10th December 1960: Jackie Kennedy (1929 - 1994), the wife of the American President-Elect John F Kennedy with her son John Kennedy Jr (1960 - 1999). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Frank Sinatra escorting Jacqueline Kennedy to her box at a gala, held at the National Guard Armory in Washington DC, the night before the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, 19th January 1961. The gala was staged by Sinatra to help pay off the campaign debts of Kennedy and the Democratic Party. (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
President-elect John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie applaud at a pre-inauguration gala on January 19, 1960.
Jackie Kennedy and Nina Chruschtschowa are meeting at the reception and great dinner at Sch�nbrunn Palace during the two-day summit between Presidents John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna. Sch�nbrunn. Wien 13. 3. Juni 1961. Photographie. (Photo by Votava/Imagno/Getty Images)
Second day of the visit of American President John F Kennedy and his wife Jackie to London, England. Jacqueline Kennedy leaving the London home of her sister Princess Lee Radziwill for the christening of her niece Anna Christina Radziwill. 5th June 1961. (Photo by Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Nikita Khrushchev and Jackie Kennedy share a light moment during the summit meetings in Vienna between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Khrushchev, Vienna, Austria, June, 1961. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower (left) calls out to an acquaintance among the newsmen, as she is greeted at the White House by Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy today. The First Lady and her predecessor, who are honorary co-chairman of the National Cultural Center, will discuss future plans for the proposed center at a tea in the Executive Mansion.
7th June 1961: Jackie Kennedy (1929 - 1994), wife of president John F Kennedy, boards a BEA aeroplane at London airport. Accompanying her on the flight to Athens is her sister Lee Radziwill. (Photo by Jimmy Sime/Central Press/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Flanked by the Presidents of two North American neighbors, Adolfo Mateos (left) of Mexico and John F. Kennedy, her husband, Jacqueline Kennedy takes center stage away from them here, June 29th. The Mexicans were just wild about Jackie. The 'vivas' for her were as loud and as fervent as for her husband on their triumphal arrival in this ancient Aztec capital. The Kennedys are here on a 48-hour visit.
381091 72: The President and Mrs. Kennedy ride in a parade March 27, 1963 in Washington. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
(Original Caption) Mrs. John F. Kennedy bids farewell to Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S., Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa (right) and Dr. Jose Mora, Secretary General of the Organization of the American States, as she left the Pan American Union today. Mrs. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert K. Kennedy, and Senator Edward M. Kennedy attended the luncheon to discuss the proposed John F. Kennedy Memorial Library with Latin American officials.
(Original Caption) President John F. Kennedy applauds as his wife is introduced at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, November 22nd. Later in the day, an assassin firing into the President's open car in Dallas hit the President and the Governor of Texas, John Connally.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Mrs. John F. Kennedy, chats with Mies Van Der Rohe, internationally known architect on 4/12. Architects, designers , and artists assembled here to discuss type and design of the $10 million memorial to be erected on the Harvard University campus at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jackie Kennedy And Her Sons At Gstaad - Jackie And Caroline In Gstaad, Switzerland, January 1966. (Photo by Andre SAS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
11/6/1967- Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Prince Norodom Sihanouk walking on red carpet with Jackie Kennedy prior to dedication of John F. Kennedy boulevard.
18th October 1968: Millionaire shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis (1906 - 1975) with his wife Jackie (Bouvier Kennedy, 1929 - 1994). (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Jackie Kennedy Onassis during Jackie Onassis and Ari Onassis Sighting At Le Cote Basque - October 6, 1969 at La Cote Basque Restaurant in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Kennedy Onassis during Jackie Kenendy Onassis Sighting - January 1, 1970 at La Cote Basque in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Kennedy Onassis during Jackie Onassis At JFK Airport - March 1, 1970 at JFK Airport in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Nina Ricci sunglasses, Gucci bag) in Paris, leaving Crillon Hotel, march 19, 1970. (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)
Caroline Kennedy & Jackie Onassis during Royal Ballet performing 'Sleeping Beauty' at Metropolitin Opera House in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Onassis (1929 - 1994), widow of American President John F Kennedy and wife of Greek born Argentinian ship owner Aristotle Onassis, leaving Claridges Hotel in London. She is wearing a safari-style jacket over flared hipster trousers and a polo neck jersey. (Photo by Ted West/Getty Images)
Jackie Onassis during Jackie Kennedy and Family Shopping in Capri - August 24, 1970 in Capri, Italy. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Caroline Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy Jr. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Onassis, Joe Kennedy, and Ethel Kennedy during Funeral of Cardinal Cushing in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Kennedy Onassis during Jackie Onassis At Caroline Kennedy's School Dinner - November 11, 1970 at La Cote Basque in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Onassis (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Jackie Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jackie Onassis, Caroline Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Washington, D.C. May 14th 1976. Jackie Onassis and Alexandrje Orfila at The Kennedy Center (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Jackie Onassis during Caroline Kennedy's Graduation Party - June 6, 1973 at Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport, United States. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Ethel Kennedy during RFK Pro Celebrity Tennis Tournament - August 23, 1975 at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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“People get used to something but — and it was Jackie O. and that’s good, but we have our own Jackie O. today. It’s called Melania. We’ll call it Melania T,” the president argued. “People love her. She gets no credit from the media, but she gets credit from the people.” 

The comments, however, didn't sit well with social media, with many arguing against the stark comparison. 

Others simply maintained it was Melania and Jackie's influential taste in fashion that drew the comparisons. 

Comparisons between Jackie and Melania began as early as Trump's inauguration in 2017 because of the first ladies' similar inaugural looks. However, a closer look at Kennedy's Oleg Cassini coat shows that photos from the 1961 watershed event inaccurately portray her ensemble as blue. Although beige, the outfit from 56 years ago has ignited comparisons between the two that have continued well into Melania's tenure as first lady today.  

Closer detailing of the inaugural Oleg Cassini coat has been shown and preserved by the JFK Library and can be seen here

See all the times Trump channeled Kennedy's outfits: 

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Jackie Kennedy at JFK's inauguration in 1961 and Melania Trump at Trump's inauguration in 2017. Many thought the colors of the suits matched, but that is not the case.

Although the blurry picture from the 1961 ceremony seems to show Kennedy in a blue suit, her Oleg Cassini coat is actually beige. Given this misrepresentation, much of the world went on to compare Kennedy's look with Melania's chosen inauguration look, a powder blue Ralph Lauren getup. 

Jackie Kennedy in San Antonio in 1963 and Melania Trump in Windsor, England in 2018.

Kennedy opted for head-to-toe Chanel, including that now iconic white Chanel suit and gloves, for an official visit to San Antonio in 1963. Trump met Queen Elizabeth in a very similar look by Dior, complete with a black high-waisted belt with centered detailing.

JFK would be assassinated the following day. 

Jackie Kennedy walking in London and Melania Trump departing Ireland in June 2019.

The style icon was known to sport a headscarf and sunglasses, a longstanding fashion trend for women in the 1960s and 1970s. Her scarf of choice? The iconic Hermès headscarf, created decades ago for the "newly emancipated, active, athletic woman who, as feminine propriety still dictated, needed to keep her hair in order."

Melania opted for a Hermès headscarf for her departure from Ireland following an official five-day state visit in the UK. She paired the look with a trench coat and oversized sunglasses, a look that was very nostalgic of some of Kennedy's most well-known street style looks. 

Jackie Kennedy before her wedding to Aristotle Onassis in Greece in 1968 and Melania Trump in Tuscon, Arizona in 2017. 

The first lady traveled to Arizona to visit a border patrol center for a trip to immigration facilities, the second since her controversial "I don't really care, do you?" jacket. For this trip, she opted for casual white palazzo pants and black long-sleeved t-shirt with sneakers, reminiscent of Jackie Kennedy's beach look in 1968. She later swapped her sneakers for a pair of pointy Christian Louboutin flats.  

Jackie Onassis in Paris in 1973 and Melania Trump at the 2018 State of the Union.

After marrying Greek shipping heir Onassis, the couple jetted off to Paris where the former FLOTUS took the cosmopolitan streets in a sleek white pantsuit with a pleated leg, paired with a silk cream button down shirt which she tucked in. Melania seemed to draw inspiration from the look for the 2018 State of the Union Address -- the outfit drew many comparisons to the suffragette movement.

Jackie Kennedy in the Diplomatic Reception Room in 1962 and Melania Trump in Paris in 2017. 

Kennedy opted for a bright red suit dress to welcome NBC News' Sander Vanocur to the White House on November 5, 1962 to discuss plans for what is now known as The Kennedy Center. Melania opted for a similarly bold look while visiting Paris in Dior. 

Jackie Kennedy posing with the French first couple in Paris in 1961 and Melania Trump posing with Putin during a summit in Helsinki in 2018. 

The two first ladies opted for pastel yellow to meet with world leaders. Kennedy dressed in a yellow Carolina Herrera outfit, complete with an A-line skirt, pumps and box hat, while Trump opted for a yellow Gucci coat for the occasion. 

Jackie O. leaving Claridges Hotel in London in 1971 and Melania Trump arriving in West Palm Beach in 2017.

Melania Trump looked almost identical to the former first lady for a trip to West Palm Beach with the Japanese prime minister. Trump wore matching white wide-leg trousers, a black long-sleeved shirt and statement-making sunglasses, much like Jackie's street style of the '70s. 

Jackie Kennedy meeting the Pope on January 31, 1966 and Melania Trump meeting the Pope on May 24, 2017.

Melania gave a nod to her predecessor, and past first ladies, by wearing head-to-toe black Dolce & Gabbana lace gown to meet the Pope, which she paired with a traditional mantilla, or lace veil. 

Jackie Onassis at the 17th Annual Horse Show and Melania Trump in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018.

Melania seemed to look to Jackie's riding attire for her solo trip to Africa last fall, imitating her loose-fitted riding pants, a white button down shirt and tall brown boots.

Jackie Kennedy at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1967 and Melania Trump arriving at King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia in 2017. 

Kennedy was known to embrace the 60s' and 70s' trend of big bulky belts, a style that the current first lady replicated a few times during her trip to the Middle East. With her long black jumpsuit and chunky gold belts, Trump could have very easily stepped right out of the 1970s. 

Jackie Kennedy during her goodwill tour of India in 1962 and Melania Trump at her husband's inauguration in 2017. 

Kennedy, who was urged to visit India to help strengthen relationships between the two countries, opted for a baby blue silk dress with pearls and gloves for one of her visits with the prime minister. Trump's Ralph Lauren look at Trump's inauguration has been likened to Kennedy's poised look.  

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In fact, 18 years before the Trumps took the White House, Melania expressed her admiration for the former first lady. When asked by the New York Times during a 1999 interview about a possible future in the White House, Melania Trump hoped she would play a traditional role. 

''I would be very traditional. Like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy. I would support him," she said. And although her fashion has been far from traditional, Jackie Kennedy's style wasn't exactly traditional either. With her pillbox hat and bug sunglasses, Kennedy quickly became known as a trendsetter, a reputation that followed well past her death in 1994. 

Melania, like Kennedy, is expressive with her fashion, regularly opting for vibrant colors, statement-making patterns and unique tailoring. And like Kennedy, Trump has regularly made headlines for her sartorial choices, whether appropriate or controversial. 

Both Melania and Jackie were both well cemented in the local societal circle before taking the White House, but the latter often opted for up-and-coming designers as opposed to Trump, who has become known to favor well-known high fashion brands. For example, the designer behind Kennedy's wedding gown has been deemed "Fashion's Best Secret"-- designer Anne Lowe, the granddaughter of an enslaved dressmaker, died unknown at 82 despite creating one of the most iconic wedding dresses of all time. 

However, despite these differences, it's safe to say we can expect many more sartorial comparisons between the first ladies, especially as the administration gears up for its 2020 campaign

Related: A look back at the Kennedys' nuptials

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Inside JFK and Jackie Kennedy's wedding
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(Original Caption) Newport, RI: Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and his bride, the former Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, cut their wedding cake after their marriage yesterday at St. Mary's Church in Newport.
(Original Caption) Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kennedy and wedding party after church ceremony. Photo.
(Original Caption) Jackie and John Kennedy cut their wedding cake in 1953. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Mr and Mrs. John F. Kennedy cutting their wedding cake.
Jackie and JFK in 1953
The wedding party posing 
So in love! 
A little girl smelling a flower at John F. Kennedy's wedding reception. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Guests attending John F. Kennedy's wedding reception. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier sit together in the sunshine at Kennedy's family home at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a few months before their wedding.
Two little girls playing at John F. Kennedy's (L) wedding breakfast. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 - 1963), Democratic senator for Massachusetts, escorts his bride Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929 - 1994) down the church aisle shortly after their wedding ceremony at Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 9/10/1953- Hyannisport, MA: Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Miss Jaqueline Lee Bouvier of Newport, RI, will be married September 12 at Newport, in one of the most elaborate weddings of the current season. The couple are shown above at Kennedy's Hyannisport, MA home shortly after their engagement was announced recently. Miss Bouvier sips a cup of tea demurely.
Socialite Jacqueline Bouvier fixing veil of wedding dress outdoors at Hammersmith Farm on day of her marriage to Sen. John Kennedy. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Sen. John Kennedy (R) w. bride Jacqueline (L) in wedding attire, sitting together at table, eating pineapple salad at formally set table outdoors at their wedding reception. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Jacqueline Bouvier in gorgeous Battenburg wedding dress w. her husband Sen. John Kennedy as they stand in front of church after wedding ceremony. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Former US Amb. to Great Britain Joseph Kennedy, dancing with son John F. Kennedy's bride, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, at their wedding reception held at her mother's home. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Jacqueline Bouvier (C), bride of Sen. John F. Kennedy, wearing a gorgeous off-the-shoulder wedding dress. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Sen. John F. Kennedy (4R) with his bride Jacqueline at their wedding reception. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Sen. John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline (C), standing with a group of ushers. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
12th September 1953: John Kennedy (1917 -1963) and Jacqueline Bouvier (1929 - 1994) pose with their ushers and maids of honor on their wedding day, Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
NEWPORT, RI - SEPTEMBER 12: Senator Leverett Saltonstall congratulates Sen. John F. Kennedy at the wedding reception as Kennedy's wife, Jacqueline Bouvier, looks on, Sept. 12, 1953. (Photo by Charles McCormick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
View from behind of Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (in a Battenburg wedding dress) as she dances with her husband, future US President John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963) at their wedding reception, Newport, Rhode Island, September 12, 1953. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Portrait of future US President John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963) (middle row, center) and Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (in a Battenburg wedding dress), as they pose with their groomsmen, among them Kennedy's brothers Ted Kennedy (1932 - 2009) (middle row, left) and Robert Kennedy (1925 - 1968) (middle row, second right) on the day of his wedding, Newport, Rhode Island, September 12, 1953. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
View of the head table of at the Kennedy wedding reception, Newport, Rhode Island, September 12, 1953. Among those pictured are Robert Kennedy (1925 - 1968) (seated, second left), bride Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (seated, center) (in a Battenburg wedding dress), groom and future US President John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963) (seated second, right); standing behind them is Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921 - 2009). (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Low-angle view of future US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (in a Battenburg wedding dress) as she holds the arm of her husband, future US President John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963), in front of St Mary's Church after their wedding ceremony, Newport, Rhode Island, September 12, 1953. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Future US President John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963) and Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (in a Battenburg wedding dress) take the first dance at their wedding reception, Newport, Rhode Island, September 12, 1953. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Future US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (in a Battenburg wedding dress) is escorted to St Mary's Church by her stepfather, Hugh D Auchincloss (1897 - 1976) for her wedding to John F Kennedy who walked her down the aisle, Newport, Rhode Island, September 12, 1953. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Future US President John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963) and Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (in a Battenburg wedding dress) stand in front of St Mary's Church after their wedding ceremony, Newport, Rhode Island, September 12, 1953. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
American future First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) poses with her husband politician and future US President John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) immediately after their wedding at Hammerstein Farm Newport, Rhode Island, September 12, 1953. (Photo by Lisa Larsen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Senator John F. Kennedy and his bride, the former Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, leave a Newport, Rhode Island, church following their wedding ceremony. An estimated one thousand people waited outside the church for the newlyweds.
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