“The View” on Monday took on Melania Trump’s wildly controversial “I don’t care do u?” jacket, which the first lady unscrupulously donned Friday as she visited a border detention facility in Texas.
“If Michelle Obama had worn this jacket my head would have blown up on television,” Meghan McCain offered, suggesting fellow Republicans should be “intellectually honest” about how they would have handled any other first lady displaying that message during a humanitarian crisis at the border.
“I have defended Melania and defended Melania and defended Melania,” McCain said. “I can’t stand this, I think it’s crazy, I don’t care what message she’s trying to send to the president or anyone else, it’s inappropriate.”
“The whole point of being first lady is that we care,” she continued. “We’re here because we care. I disagree vehemently with the majority of this room and this panel but we have to care about what’s going on in this country.”
Joy Behar said the jacket was “literally deaf,” like “so tone-deaf that you can’t hear at all.” She noted when she first saw the photo she assumed it was fake.
“You’re on your way to visit children that are being held in cages and this is what you wear?” Behar demanded.
The panel then wondered if the first lady was “set up” by someone in her inner circle, prompting McCain to point out “everything this woman does is intentional.” Behar said it’s important to remember Melania Trump is a birther and “agreed with her husband that Barack Obama was not born in this country,”
“It’s the first thing that made me really not like her,” McCain later said. “It’s the first thing she has ever done that has changed my opinion of her.”
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