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Donald Trump explains Melania’s ‘I really don’t care’ jacket

Trump took on the media portals for criticising Melania’s choice of clothes while visiting the US-Mexico border to meet the children of immigrant families who had been left behind due to Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance policy.

world Updated: Jun 22, 2018 13:08 IST
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump climbs into her motorcade vehicle wearing a Zara design jacket with the phrase "I Really Don't Care. Do U?" on the back as she returns to Washington from a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border area in Texas, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 21, 2018. (REUTERS Photo)

United States President Donald Trump came to the rescue of First Lady Melania Trump who is being criticised for wearing a jacket featuring an insensitive message on its back.

Trump tweeted, “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”

Trump took on the media portals for criticising Melania’s choice of clothes while visiting the US-Mexico border to meet the children of immigrant families who had been left behind due to Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance policy.

The controversial jacket was an olive green by Zara in white graffiti-style lettering worth $39.

Melania was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen, Texas. Despite public outcry over the jacket, she put it back on for her return trip. Later, she was pictured again, wearing it upon her arrival back at Andrews Air Force Base, CNN reported.

Post her visit to Texas immigration centre, Melania tweeted, “Today’s visit to #Texas to spend time with children & thank the many hardworking individuals helping to care for them was very meaningful. Thank you to @SecAzar @HHSGOV for traveling w me today & the care you are giving these children in such a difficult time.”

Melania drew flak from the social media due to the same.

A Journalist named Parker Molloy posted, “Since Melania Trump’s jacket said “I really don’t care”...I set up http://ireallydocare.com

Click the link and it’ll take you to a site where you can donate to 14 awesome groups helping immigrants all at once. Feel free to RT if that’s your jam.

“@FLOTUS Inexcusable. #ThisIsGilead #Serena” posted another user.

“Guys, stop making fun of Melania’s jacket. Those were their wedding vows”, tweeted TV writer Jess Dewck who took a humorous take on the controversy.

President Trump has been under fire for his immigration policies as part of which the children of immigrant families are left behind while the parents are termed as the “prisoners”. The migrant children are labelled as “unaccompanied minors” and sent to the government’s custody or foster care.

Earlier, Melania had criticised Trump’s policies saying, she “hates to see children separated from their families” at America’s border.

First Published: Jun 22, 2018 10:29 IST