Months after Melania Trump caused an uproar for wearing a jacket that stated, “I don’t really care, do u?”, she has finally opened up about the meaning behind the outfit choice.
In June 2018, the First Lady wore this insensitive jacket — which was $39 from Zara — while boarding a plane to Texas to visit a centre for families separated at the U.S. border. The media obviously criticized this wardrobe choice, saying it was completely disrespectful.
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) June 21, 2018
While some thought the jacket might have been about her husband and others thought it was about the children, it was actually directed towards the media. In a recent interview with ABC News, Melania addressed the jacket. She said she wore it “for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me. And I want to show them that I don’t care.”
The interviewer, Tom Llamas, asked Melania if there was in fact a message she was trying to send and she responded by saying, “It was kind of a message, yes.” She went on to explain, “I would prefer that [the media] would focus on what I do and on my initiatives than what I wear.”
Melania Trump tells @TomLlamasABC she wore the ‘I really don’t care’ jacket “for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me. And I want to show them that I don’t care.” #MelaniaTrump https://t.co/EqEyfZkJvZ pic.twitter.com/2EWeCKB0de
— ABC News (@ABC) October 13, 2018
Melania could have gone ahead and offered this explanation months ago in order to clear things up. At the time, her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, claimed that there wasn’t any hidden message and that it was just a jacket. In a tweet she stated, “If media would spend their time & energy on her actions & efforts to help kids – rather than speculate & focus on her wardrobe – we could get so much accomplished on behalf of children. #SheCares #ItsJustAJacket.”
Bottom line? It seems as though Melania really needs to get her story straight or hire a new stylist so that this wouldn’t happen in the first place. Or both.