Tone deaf: Melania Trump wore a green utility jacket to Texas with “I really don’t care, do you?” written on the back. I mean….really? Was she sending a message to Donald Trump that she doesn’t care or was she insulting Americans again?
Melania Trump made quite the sartorial statement on Thursday when she donned a jacket with the words, ‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written across the back while boarding a plane to visit immigrant children being held at the border in Texas.
The 48-year-old first lady was pictured arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland wearing the $39 khaki design from Zara, before boarding her plane to fly to Texas.
She removed the offending jacket, which bore the controversial phrase in white graffiti-style writing across the entire back section, before disembarking the plane upon her arrival. Source: Daily Mail
Um, remember when Barack Obama wore a tan suit and the meltdown that ensued? Or better yet, the freak-out over Michelle Obama wearing a sleeveless dress to the State of the Union address? But this? This is tone deaf, especially from someone who hasn’t explained how she came by a green card in the first place.
Of course, Twitter was already slamming her visit to the Lutheran social services center as a photo op, since she didn’t actually go to a detention center where children who were separated from their parents are actually being held.
Today’s visit w the children in Texas impacted @flotus greatly. If media would spend their time & energy on her actions & efforts to help kids – rather than speculate & focus on her wardrobe – we could get so much accomplished on behalf of children. #SheCares #ItsJustAJacket
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) June 21, 2018
Then Donald Trump trampled all over that comment by tweeting his wife wore the jacket to attack the media.
“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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
Reaction on Twitter:
I just left Texas-
It is ridiculously hot & humid
You might need an umbrella
There is NO NEED for a jacket@FLOTUS
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) June 21, 2018
Michelle Obama was such a flawless FLOTUS that her biggest “scandal” was when she told kids to drink water and eat veggies.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 21, 2018
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) June 21, 2018
FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "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." pic.twitter.com/Bp4Z8n455G
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 21, 2018
.@FLOTUS spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham say's about Melania Trump's jacket while visiting child detention centers: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on."
Oh my! 😳 pic.twitter.com/QOaezaMkZX
— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) June 21, 2018
The jacket Melanie wore on the way to meeting the kids held in internment camps has “I don’t really care, do you?” written on the back.
Fuck these people and fuck anyone who says we should be polite to them or maintain decorum. pic.twitter.com/Velfj2Nr4j
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 21, 2018
— HFCS et NFL (@falselogic) June 21, 2018
Melania Trump wore a jacket that said "I don't care" when she went to visit a prison camp for children. They literally are wearing their beliefs on their fucking backs.@FLOTUS is not a victim. Stop framing her as such. She is complicit in all this.
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) June 21, 2018
I don’t think Melania Trump is capable of wearing a $39. jacket by mistake.
— LaraLu (@laralu_) June 21, 2018