Leave it to President Donald Trump to clarify the insensitive message splashed on Melania Trump’s jacket.
The Donald was quick to jump on Twitter to say that his wife is not tone deaf for sporting a jacket with the slogan “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” on the back while visiting immigrant children in Texas.
According to the former reality star, the first lady was sending a message to the “Fake News Media” and not at the undocumented families she spoke to.
The controversial Republican leader tweeted: “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!”
Chelsea Handler was among the big names to slam Melania for the item of clothing, tweeting: “The hypocrisy of @FLOTUS going down to the border to speak broken English to our refugees in that dumb jacket is a little hard to swallow.”
Melania’s spokesperson contradicted The Donald’s statement by saying there was no hidden message behind the jacket.
Upon arriving at the White House, Melania declined to talk about the “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” slogan and instead focused on calling on Republicans and Democrats to work together on “immigration legislation that would benefit the children.”
Melania, an immigrant from Novo Mesto, Slovenia, explained: “Spending time with them reinforces the fact that these kids are in this situation as a direct result of adult actions. I hope that Members of Congress will finally reach across the aisle and work together to solve this problem with common sense immigration reform that secures our borders and keeps families together.”
Considering what this visit was about she really didn’t think it through wearing this jacket * * #Repost @abcnews with @get_repost ・・・ Melania Trump removed her controversial jacket before landing in Texas, where she visited immigrant children in a detention center – but wore it again upon her return to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Pres. Trump says the jacket, which had the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” printed on the back, was meant to send the media a message: "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" #melaniatrump #donaldtrump #politics
Kathy Griffin lashed out at Barron’s mother by saying: “Yeah, it’s not the same thing @StephGrisham45. High Heels vs. wearing a jacket that says ‘I really don’t care, do u’ at a time where the Trumps are being accused of not caring is a big f*cking mistake.”
“People, that are supposedly on her side let her get on a plane with a jacket that read ‘I really don’t care, do you? For the record, we do,” Stephen Colbert added.
One person said on social media: “Donald, you ain’t gotta defend sis lol she’s got a mouth. White house full of goofies. I feel like it was just disrespectful and distasteful tbh.”
Another commenter wrote: “No matter what it actually means she’s the First Lady and should be dressed right for the occasion in my opinion. Plus she should have know it could be taken the wrong way nobody has time to figure out the scenario.”
What are your thoughts on this messy situation?