UPDATE 6:12 P.M. EST: Donald Trump has responded to the controversy, tweeting:
“I REALLY DONâ€™T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melaniaâ€™s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
But in their defense, COME ON! Sometimes she makes it so tough to think otherwise…
Take her outfit choice when she made a surprise visit to an immigrant child detention center in McAllen, Texas on Thursday.
Presumably the visit was to communicate compassion for the children ripped from their parents by her husband’s cruel policy. Lord knows no one else in the administration has shown any.
Unfortunately her jacket said otherwise:
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
â€” Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 21, 2018
Come on, really?? She wore a jacket that said:
“I really don’t care. Do U?”
We’re trying to keep our Melania theories to a minimum, but you see what we’re faced with here.
Obviously the choice of a $39 Zara jacket could have been a simple fashion faux pas. Honestly, this would be funny if Julia Louis-Dreyfus did it on an episode of Veep.
Unfortunately, this is real life, and these children are suffering.