For some reason, people are good and goddamn set on giving Melania Trump a pass while her husband completely destroys this country. Conservative circles get really pearl-clutchy when the media so much as breathes in her general direction. She always gets the benefit of the doubt, despite being supportive of and complicit in much of the havoc her husband wreaks. With the horrors of the family separations happening, Flotus shared her sentiments on Twitter, and expressed that she believes families should be kept together. Good start! But then, while boarding a plane to visit immigrant children being held in detention centers away from their families, Melania wore a jacket that was AT BEST in poor taste. At worst, it was exactly what we should expect from that entire family.
Melania Trump decided she would “Be Best” during her visit today.
Thought this was photoshopped but no, this is real. While visiting children thrown into internment camps, Melania Trump actually wore a jacket saying, “I don’t really care, do U?” That’s like Marie Antoinette ripping a piece of bread from a starving baby and spitting on it. pic.twitter.com/B8njYXtNs7
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 21, 2018
The Zara jacket says (no fucking joke), “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” on the back. Now. Listen. LISTEN. Ignore for a second where she was headed (to visit immigrant children ripped from their families). Ignore that the entire country is begging and pleading with those in power to care about these kids. EVEN IF this was a trip to, who knows, Mar-A-Lago, please for A SECOND think about the fucking optics of wearing that jacket. Please imagine the goddamn outrage if Michelle Obama had worn that jacket. Ever.
Here's why the "I really don't care" jacket worn by Melania Trump matters.
Michelle's sleeveless dress caused outrage.
Barack caught hell for a tan suit.
If either Obama went to a humanitarian crisis with messaging like this, right-wing America would've hammered them forever. pic.twitter.com/EsuzxoC4JE
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 21, 2018
I’m going to say this for the people in the back: MELANIA TRUMP IS NOT A GOOD PERSON.
She wore that jacket on the plane. She AT LEAST had the good sense to not wear it while she told displaced kids, “Good luck!”. But then she put it back on, well after the outrage had begun. She’s playing us all. But according to her husband, the jacket did have a message.
“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
Sure thing, you fucking monster. That makes perfect sense.