On Thursday, Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the Texas border near Mexico. The first lady, whose stylish clothing tends to draw more attention than her actions, seemingly made a conscious decision to wear a subtle outfit for the trip. For a tour of Upbring New Hope, a housing facility for immigrant children aged 12 to 17, as well as other meetings throughout McAllen, she wore white jeans, a khaki shirt, and white Stan Smith sneakers.
However, her casual look still managed to make a major statement. To exit the car and head to the plane that would take her to Texas, FLOTUS wore a green hooded jacket that features graffiti on the back that reads “I really don’t care, do u?”
While the jacket is currently unavailable, the military-style coat, which was sold at Zara two years ago, originally retailed for $39.
Social media is in disbelief.
"She removed the offending jacket, which bore the controversial phrase in white graffiti-style writing across the entire back section, before disembarking the plane upon her arrival."
IS THIS REAL? https://t.co/4Q9zP59EHz
— Courtney Norris (@courtneyknorris) June 21, 2018
The Melania jacket thing is another one of those headlines where a casual news consumer would read the headline and assume it is an exaggeration/lie because it’s basically unbelievable.
— Chris Wilson (@realchriswilson) June 21, 2018
This is not a joke.
Melania Trump wore a jacket to visit child detention centers that read: "I really don't care. Do u?"
I'm actually speechless. https://t.co/Ume21zIGra
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) June 21, 2018
When the Real News is so absurd you have to question if it's fake, but this appears have really happened:https://t.co/gYLm7bkmgh
— Gary Wright II (@garywright2) June 21, 2018
This Melania jacket thing cannot be true. Plz tell me this isn’t true.
— JR (@totototodayJR) June 21, 2018
— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) June 21, 2018
According to the first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, there’s no “hidden message” behind the jacket. She added, “After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.”
Grisham later took to Twitter to reiterate her message and emphasized her point with the hashtags #SheCares and #ItsJustAJacket.
Today’s visit w the children in Texas impacted @flotus greatly. If media would spend their time & energy on her actions & efforts to help kids – rather than speculate & focus on her wardrobe – we could get so much accomplished on behalf of children. #SheCares #ItsJustAJacket
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) June 21, 2018
Despite the social media backlash, Trump continued to rock the coat as she exited the plane back at Andrews Air Force in Maryland.
President Donald Trump also weighed in.
“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
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