Photo showing Melania Trump in 'don't care' jacket is real

Tonya Becker
June 23, 2018

Although the back of the coat was partly obscured in the photos, people online quickly identified it as a $39 Zara jacket emblazoned on back with the phrase: "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?"

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message".

The first lady wore the jacket during a trip to a Texas facility holding children separated from their parents after they were apprehended attempting to cross the southern us border. During her visit, Mrs. Trump toured a children's shelter and attended a briefing on the status of immigrant children.

The green hooded spring military jacket from the chain store Zara has the words written graffiti-style on the back. But her message and the carefully crafted visuals showing a first lady rushing to the scene of a crisis touching the lives of children were soon obliterated by other words and images.


Earlier when asked what message the first lady's jacket meant to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "It's a jacket".

President Trump had cited the influence of Melania and his daughter, Ivanka, in his signing the Executive Order.

An Oregon clothing company created an "I really care" collection of clothes to raise money for immigrants as a response to the Melania Trump jacket controversy.

During her visit, Melania asked what could be done to help facilitate the quick reunification of the migrant families.


She accompanied the touching message with a photo of her, wearing a different, cream jacket, meeting with children. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on", Grisham said.

The first lady's outerwear, which read "I really don't care, do u?" on the back, sparked intense backlash over the message it seemed to be sending.

"Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" he tweeted. She added the tags #humanity and #decency, as well as several references in support of immigrant rights.

She said: "Her goals are to thank law enforcement and social services providers for their hard work, lend support and hear more on how the administration can build upon the already existing efforts to reunite children with their families".


Melania should give "I REALLY DON'T CARE" flack jackets to her husband, Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller, John Kelly, Kirstjen Nielsen and Alex Azar, because they deserve all the flack that's coming at them.

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