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First lady's shelter visit overshadowed by jacket

23 June 2018, 12:34 | Mandy Simon

Melania visits detained immigrant children as Trump furore continues

First lady Melania Trump visited the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen Texas on Thursday

The words were printed in white, in graffiti-style, on the jacket's back.

Maybe we should just go back to the original market for the jacket to find its meaning for Melania Trump: young women who want to make a statement but aren't able to voice it publicly - so they wear their ennui on their backs.

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message", said her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham.

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message".

The wardrobe choice drew plenty of criticism on social media where many called it tone deaf, comparing it with Melania Trump's decision to wear stiletto heels during another one of her visits to Texas, that time to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

The response to Trump's "I really don't care, do u?" jacket was swift. "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" the tweet reads.


Mrs Trump first visited Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter, part of Lutheran Social Services - a facility that now houses about 60 children aged from five to 17, from Guatemala. "Do U?" on the back as she returns to Washington from a visit to the U.S. -Mexico border area in Texas, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 21, 2018. The jacket belongs to the company's spring-summer 2016 season.

The "Outnumbered" panel reacted Friday to the media outcry, with Abby Huntsman questioning why Mrs. Trump wore the jacket in the first place after striking a compassionate note by visiting the detention center. Noah made the same joke, but he followed it up with, "We could spend forever talking about how out of touch this makes Melania seem, but I don't really care. First Lady" written on it.

Another School of Melania whisperers thought the jacket, like that white pantsuit, was directed at President Donald Trump. Immigration advocate David Leopold said he first assumed, when a friend sent him the photos, that it was an altered photo meant to be a joke.

The show cut to a clip of the first lady saying she planned to figure out how she could help the kids who were detained.

Far be it for me to criticise the sartorial choices of a First Lady of the United States - given I am a lower-than-dirt internet writer boy - but I simply must register my displeasure with this particular one.

"It's a jacket", she told Newsweek on Thursday.



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