By Atiya Riffat
Melania Trump astonished the world by visiting children migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday (June 21) – however it was her decision of clothing for the trip that stunned the Internet: a coat decorated with the words “I really don’t care, do you?”
The pictures of Melania Trump brandishing the olive green khaki coat as she loaded onto a trip to Texas – which quickly went viral – surfaced as the White House battles to cool down worldwide anger regarding the act of separating migrant children from their parents.
Gotten some information about the military-style coat with huge white brush-style lettering – clearly sold for US$39 (S$53) at Zara, as indicated by the Daily Mail which initially detected the odd decision of outfit – the first lady’s representative Stephanie Grisham said “there was no secret message”.
“It’s a jacket,” Grisham said. “After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.”
“#SheCares #ItsJustAJacket” Grisham tweeted later on, as hypothesis whirled on the web.
However, the president’s interpretation of the jacket told a determinedly different story: “‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media, Melania has learned out how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!” Donald Trump tweeted shortly after his wife arrival.
When she reached McAllen, Texas the first lady had changed out of the dubious clothing into a cream button-up safari-style coat.
In any case, after coming back to the White House she brandished the coat yet again, regardless of smothering warmth and humidity in the Washington area.
Melania Trump’s unannounced trip to a youth shelter for migrants and a Border Patrol handling focus came one day after President Donald Trump made on a sudden choice to end the act of separating immigrant families that has left in excess of 2,300 minors isolated from their parents or gatekeepers.
It was not the first run through Melania Trump cocked eyebrows for her fashion decisions when out in the field: a year ago she wore needle-thin high stiletto heels to watch the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey.