Melania Trump's 'don't care' jacket in spotlight after visiting migrant children

23 June, 2018, 00:36 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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She wants nothing to do with any of it.

Fashion is political for the first lady.

The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. It wasn't for the gesture though, but rather because of a military-style jacket with the words "I really don't care, do u?" written on the back in graffiti-style lettering.

Mrs Trump sparked a firestorm of criticism over the $39 Zara khaki jacket with its daubed slogan which she wore to meet children who had been separated from their parents at a shelter in McAllen, Tx., Thursday. "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!".

The visit - to two facilities used to house migrants on arrival and for longer periods - is being made as images of distraught children crying for their mothers and housed in barren cages was being broadcast worldwide. "That's like saying if you play an Aerosmith song forwards, it contains hidden messages about love in an elevator". What was her first choice?

On Wednesday, when signing the executive order to reverse the policy on separating children from parents, Donald Trump cited his daughter and his wife as influencing his decision.

Throughout the fracas, the first lady was cast as a sympathetic character. Instead, she thanked the staff complicit in the abduction and abuse of babies and children.

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They failed to explain why the First Lady needed a jacket at all. Either she picked it to send a message or she agreed to wear something an administration stylist chose for her.

Over the weekend, Mrs. Trump had also issued a statement through her spokeswoman expressing her dislike of the family separations, even as she stopped short of rebuking her husband's policy. There's also a chance that it was meant for the families she was visiting.

When asked what message the jacket meant to send, spokesperson Stephanie Grisham said: "It's a jacket". "That's like saying if you play an Aerosmith song forwards, it contains hidden messages about love in an elevator".

A clothing company sold out of their charitable "I really care" jacket, which they created in response to the Melania controversy. She carefully selected a Chanel gown to wear when the Trump's hosted their first state dinner with France's First Couple. We'll likely never know what the true message was. She changed into sneakers before landing, but the heels captured a disproportionate amount of media attention.

AP ImagesTrump in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, after hurricanes hit those locations. She's aware that the world is always watching her on an worldwide, political runway.

Writer Parker Molloy chose to remind everyone who does, in fact, care and that we are all capable of showing it in a productive way.

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