Why Melania Trump's jacket has sparked outrage

Bessie Dean
June 22, 2018

But in some sort of bizarrely insensitive fashion no-no, Melania made a decision to board the plane to the middle of a major human rights debate wearing a long green jacket that said "I don't really care, do u?" on the back.

Bitch Media identified the coat the first lady was wearing as she climbed the stairs to her plane: "I Really Don't Care, Do U?" it reads.

A spokesperson for FLOTUS confirmed the jacket was real and said there was "no hidden message".

"She absolutely wanted to come", Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, told reporters travelling with her to Texas.

It was not the first time Melania Trump raised eyebrows for her fashion choices when out in the field: a year ago she wore needle-thin high stiletto heels to observe the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.

She was snapped wearing the $39 Zara khaki garment as she arrived at Andrews Air Base in Maryland Thursday, before boarding a government jet to Texas. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar accompanied the first lady on the trip. According to his executive order, immigrant families illegally crossing the border will now be imprisoned together.

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Later, she toured a section of the facility where the children have bedrooms and was told they maintain their own rooms. When she deplaned in Texas, she had changed into a fitted cream-coloured Safari jacket.

The jacket elicited a number of reactions on social media. "For all the trump supporters who defend her by saying she speaks five languages- English isn't one of them".

Shocking images and audio of children being detained at Customs and Border Protection facilities provoked outrage online. "She wants to see a realistic view of what's happening".

Thursday's visit was one of two that the president's wife made to the Texas facilities where some of the more than 2,300 migrant children are being housed after their families entered the us illegally.

In a statement released by the White House after the trip, the first lady said her visit to a nonprofit shelter housing migrant children impacted her "greatly".

The first lady's jacket quickly made her a trending topic on Twitter. "Spending time with them reinforces the fact that these kids are in this situation as a direct result of adult action", she said.

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