- Friday, June 22, 2018 12:30 PM
Washington, 21 June 2018 (MIA) – First Lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read 'I really don't care, do U?' as she boarded a flight on Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents. The green, hooded military jacket had the words written graffiti-style on the back, the Guardian reports.
When Melania Trump met with detained children at the Texas border on Thursday, she struck a compassionate tone, asking staff at the facility: “How I can help ... these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible?”
Еarlier in the day, though, the first lady’s attire sent a different message. As she boarded a plane to Texas, she appeared to be wearing a Zara jacket with the astonishing caption: “I really don’t care. Do U?”
Photos taken as she boarded the plane at Andrews airbase didn’t capture the jacket’s full text, but it seems to be the same as the one that costs $39 and is available from the Zara website.
According to a pool report, Trump’s communications director Stephanie Grisham told a reporter via email: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.”
However, a tweet from President Trump later suggested that there was meaning behind the jacket, saying his wife’s coat was referencing the media rather than traumatized children.
He tweeted: “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”
Some commentators were taking Melania’s choice of attire as a politically calculated move.
Amnesty International’s US branch tweeted they were “shook by the blatant lack of empathy” the first lady demonstrated when she chose to wear the jacket.
The actor and outspoken Trump critic Patricia Arquette tweeted “Melania Trump just won worst dressed for the century.” mr/12:30
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