I have a lot of respect for the First Lady and her compassion for these children in the migrant detention centers. But I don’t understand why she would wear a jacket like this to or from something so serious as this:
“It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message,” said Melania Trump’s spokeswoman after the first lady was spotted boarding a plane to visit the border wearing a coat that said: “I really don’t care, do u?” https://t.co/eaUBI2sNsG pic.twitter.com/zUjgUigsGu— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) June 21, 2018
Here’s more from the NY Post:
First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket with the words “I really don’t care, do U?” on the back on Thursday as she boarded a plane on her way to visit immigrant children being held at the border.
She arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland wearing the green, hooded $39 jacket from Zara, the Daily Mail reported.
She removed it before she arrived in McAllen, Texas, to tour a detention center.
Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the first lady wasn’t sending a message with the jacket.
“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,” she said.
Grisham said Melania Trump expressed a desire to travel to the border before President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday afternoon that reversed a zero tolerance policy that resulted in children being separated from their parents.
“She wants to see what’s happening for herself and she wants to lend her support, executive order or not,” Grisham said. “The executive order certainly is helping pave the way a little bit, but there’s still a lot to be done.”
Does the First Lady not realize the anti-Trump media that will almost certainly focus on this? I just don’t understand why she would wear this on any part of her trip.
And if Josh Jordan is correct, she wore it as she was leaving the shelter.
I dunno, I just don’t think this is smart.
That said, I do like that she went and I’m sure it made liberal heads explode everywhere.
FLOTUS should apologize for subjecting America to all of the stupid, predictable late-night jokes this is going to inspire https://t.co/xRoCmnjZF8— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) June 21, 2018
Also just to be clear, the right side of the picture is not Melania, only the left side. They did that for demonstration purposes so that people could see what the jacket actually said, as Melania’s hood was covering up the top.