Melania Tells Public 'I Really Don't Care' As She Visits Locked Up Kids At Border
First Lady Melania Trump is drawing the scorn of the public after photos were snapped of her wearing a jacket that said 'I really don't care, do u?' on her way to visit a migrant children shelter in McAllen, Texas.
The photos aren't doctored. The clothing item is a Zara military jacket and it's on sale for $39.00 on the manufacturers website.
Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland Thursday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
The real question is, why wear this on the trip?
The First Lady's Communications director Stephanie Grisham answered this via an email sent to a reporter, saying:
"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.”
Later in the day, Mrs. Grisham commented more on Twitter saying essentially the same thing, that the media was going overboard about it and that it wasn't a really big deal.
FLOTUS Communications Director https://t.co/r04Q2OLrsT— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 21, 2018
President Trump weighed in on the issue, saying the message was meant for the "Fake News Media."
Still - couldn't she have picked a different jacket? She wore the jacket to the border, after all.
Melania should be commended for making the trip, though.
Melania said through her spokesperson that she wanted to see firsthand what all the media attention was about concerning the horrific stories of children being separated from their parents. "She will continue to update her husband," said Grisham.
Since becoming First Lady, Melania has stated that she wanted to be a champion at helping children, but hasn't quite said what she intends to do to support that initiative.