On Friday, Melania Trump finally told the world why she chose to wear her iconic – but iconic for all the wrong reasons – jacket that had the words, “I don’t really care,” embroidered on the back. The politician wore it in June on her way to visit migrant children who were held in United States detention centers.
According to the First Lady of the United States, she wore the jacket to spite her liberal critics. “It was for the people and the left-wing media who are criticizing me and I want to show them, that I don’t care,” the FLOTUS said to ABC’s Tom Llamas.
Melania revealed she chose to wear the jacket to spark outrage among some of her more vociferous, and sometimes, unfair critics. Trump added that she wanted her haters to focus more on her initiatives rather than what she wears on a day-to-day basis.
Melania stated that it should’ve been self-evident, or “obvious,” as she put it, that she wasn’t referring to the immigrant children. At the time, her White House correspondents said it was merely a jacket and wasn’t meant to do anything but be a means to keep her warm.
White House had claimed this was not a message and faulted people for asking about it. https://t.co/yJR21cqMP5
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 13, 2018
When she spoke with ABC’s reporter, Trump echoed Hillary Clinton’s sentiments on the media’s obsession with a woman’s clothing rather than their behavior and actions.
Andrea Mitchell, one of the hosts of NBC, stated that it seemed like a part of a “costume drama.” Mitchell compared her jacket to Death On The Nile, the iconic film featuring Mia Farrow and Peter Ustinov.
As many people know, Melania has received nothing but criticism about her outfits, especially her pink Christian Louboutin stiletto heels.
Some people accused the fashion designer of enabling Melania, but sources close to the fashion house explained that they have no control over who likes their products, and can’t alienate consumers based on political affiliation.