Published: Fri, June 22, 2018

Melania border trip sends message: Darcy cartoon

Melania border trip sends message: Darcy cartoon

Jacket by Zara from the Spring-Summer 2016 collection, with 'I really don't care do U?' slogan, was worn by first lady Melania Trump on June 21, 2018 during a visit to Texas to meet children taken from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.

In response to the whole situation, fashion brands have been firing back with their own versions of the jacket, though this time printed with a much more hopeful message. "There's no message. I hope we can talk about her important visit with children today rather than her wardrobe choice".

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message", said Melania Trump's publicist, insisting reporters instead focus on the First Lady's detention center visit.

Over the weekend, the First Lady spoke out against the policy, calling the children being separated from their parents something she "hates to see". He then zinged Trump, "I'm guessing this is one message she did not steal from Michelle Obama", referencing her 2016 Republican National Convention speech that was plagiarized from the previous first lady. This jacket certainly seems like quite a misstep on her part, potentially feeding into Melania Trump's critics' claims.

"She doesn't care and neither do you @realDonaldTrump!" wrote Bishop Talbert Swan. She put the jacket back on as she disembarked from her plane back at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington.


"Why did @FLOTUS wear this tone-deaf jacket boarding the plane for this trip, allegedly to show she cares about the kids in these detention facilities?!" another person questioned.

By pushing for the policy reversal, initiating the shelter visit, and with empathetic comments before and during the visit, Melania demonstrated she sincerely cared about the plight of the children.

On Wednesday, the president said it was his wife and daughter Ivanka who had urged him to end the policy of separating parents who had tried to cross the United States southern border illegally from their children. "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" the tweet reads. However, President Trump later tweeted that the jacket referred to the "Fake News Media".

It was Trump's idea to go to the border to see firsthand how migrant children are being treated, her husband said. Considering she's been laying low for the past few weeks, you'd think it's a step forward for her as a public figure. She changed into sneakers before landing, but the heels captured a disproportionate amount of media attention. The youthful jacket sharply contrasts with the first lady's typically bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe. She supports family reunification.

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