On Thursday, First Lady Melania Trump visited a holding facility in Texas where migrant children separated from their parents are being held in custody.
Melania Trump, alongside Ivanka, has been presented as the administration’s conscience on this issue, which is why her choice of dress was far from ideal: the First Lady sported a green jacket with “I really don’t care, do u?” emblazoned on the back.
The Daily Mail spotted the outfit as Trump was boarding her flight at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. She removed the jacket before disembarking the plane upon her arrival.
The reaction online was swift and brutal:
Let them eat cages. pic.twitter.com/QLDphLtDWj
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) June 21, 2018
Wait, wait, wait. I just got wifi to work on my flight. This Melania jacket thing cannot be real. Can’t. I’m choosing to not believe it.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 21, 2018
How many jackets do you think Melania owns
— Lauren Kelley (@lauren_kelley) June 21, 2018
NEW: @FLOTUS spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham when asked what message the first lady’s jacket intends to send: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope this isn’t what the media is going to choose to focus on.”
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) June 21, 2018
— BitchMedia (@BitchMedia) June 21, 2018
When your jacket tells the world have you feel… https://t.co/heYK6k3GcN
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) June 21, 2018
This is just ridiculous. You are a First Lady for Gods sake walking around with a jacket that says “I really don’t care.” This can’t be for real. 🤦🏻♀️😡 https://t.co/EMD97klK2O
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) June 21, 2018
has to be a deliberate troll because there’s no way melania would wear a $39 fast-fashion jacket
— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) June 21, 2018
That jacket is a massive FUCK YOU to the country.
— #Prisonculture (@prisonculture) June 21, 2018
Any first lady would get asked about that jacket. This is not a hardship question. https://t.co/JansStANX2
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 21, 2018
Trump throws starbursts at Angela Merkel during G-7
Melania wears a jacket to visit kidnapped migrant children that says “I really don’t care, do you?”
Its costing taxpayers almost $800 per night for our gov’t to kidnap kids
Be proud @GOP
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) June 21, 2018