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.” https://t.co/UC7pWf1lPU #MelaniaTrump pic.twitter.com/cAo0A4C92a
— ABC News (@ABC) October 13, 2018
Courtesy of Slate:
First Lady Melania Trump finally spoke up about her “I really don’t care, do U?” jacket she wore in June on a plane to a Texas detention center housing children who were separated from their parents at the border. Considering how she wore it at the height of the controversy over the decision by her husband’s administration to split up children from their parents at the border, many saw the jacket as highly insensitive. But the first lady said in an interview that the jacket was meant as a message to the media. And the key, the first lady said, was when she wore the jacket.
Melania Trump said it was “obvious” she didn’t “wear the jacket for the children. “I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane,” Melania Trump explained in an interview with ABC. “And it was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me and I want to show them that I don’t care. You could criticize whatever you wanna say, you can say but it will not stop me to do what I feel is right.”
Do we buy this?
Keep in mind that Melania wore that jacket when there was a media frenzy concerning the immigrant children separated from their families and that a number of news outlets were speculating as to what the First Lady might think of that situation.
She said nothing and then wore that jacket.
Since this interview, a number of pundits have suggested that it is time to stop giving Melania a pass because clearly, she IS a Trump.