Melania’s ‘I Don’t Care’ Jacket Refers to ‘Fake Media,’ Says the President

Rosalie Gross
June 22, 2018

As the first lady boarded a government plane at Andrews Air Force Base, she wore white trousers, a pair of sneakers, and a $39 trench coat from Zara, as USA Today reported.

The federally-funded Upbring New Hope centre holds around 60 children, aged between five and 17, from Honduras and El Salvador.

Late night show hosts had a field day with Melania Trump's freaky jacket choice yesterday.

The jacket had been on sale at fashion retailer Zara for US$39, but is now sold out, according to fashion magazine marie clare.

But then Melania Trump wore it back home too.

In public appearances, the first lady has worn designs by Dolce & Gabbana, Del Pozo, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy and Valentino, often with daringly high Christian Louboutin heels.

You could say the jacket's message is a fitting metaphor for the first lady's attempts at softening some of the president's more brutal and unpopular policies, in that it completely undermines them.

Far be it for me to criticise the sartorial choices of a First Lady of the United States - given I am a lower-than-dirt internet writer boy - but I simply must register my displeasure with this particular one.

Melania Trump regularly makes statements with her clothing, and on Thursday she sent a vile message to the country - whether intentionally or not.

Mr Trump took to Twitter to defend his wife, blaming the media for the need to send a message.

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At the facility the first lady talked with staff about how the children were being treated and asked how she could help. "There's no message. I hope we can talk about her important visit with children today rather than her wardrobe choice". The administration's "zero-tolerance" policy of criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers, which has led to the removal of some 2,300 children from their parents since May, remains.

The president ordered federal agencies on Thursday to begin reuniting immigrant families at the U.S. -Mexico border, but his efforts to roll back a policy that drew global condemnation were beset by confusion. Trump was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen, Texas.

Accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Mrs. Trump met with the executive director of the facility and other staff in a makeshift conference room where she was told the staff treated the 58 children housed there as if they were their own. It's more like a dog whistle for Trump's anti-immigrant supporters: "I'm publicly supporting immigrants, but you really know I don't care". To who? Her husband? Or was she channeling Marie-let them eat cake-Antoinette, as one pundit on MSNBC suggested? "Nice to meet you".

Third-graders welcomed the first lady with a large paper American flag they'd signed taped to a wall.

It looks like when Melania was in the hospital, she had her last fuck removed.

Just in case it wasn't clear the first time, FLOTUS made a decision to wear the jacket again as she deplaned at Andrews Air Force base upon her return to Washington D.C. It was 82 degrees and muggy when she arrived.

Video footage of children locked in cage-like enclosures have attracted condemnation and outrage, with Mrs Trump herself advocating an end to the separations.

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message", Stephanie Grisham told U.S. media.

Conscious fashion choice or not, social media users have reacted with disbelief to the First Lady's wardrobe of choice during this particular trip.

The president had insisted incorrectly that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because children can not go to jail with adults who are being criminally prosecuted for crossing the border illegally.

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