Is Melania Trump using fashion to troll her husband?

Brenda Watkins
June 22, 2018

The green, hooded military jacket had the words written graffiti-style on the back.

"Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, said that there was no "hidden message" and shared the hashtag "#ItsJustAJacket".

Twitter users were quick to criticise the first lady's jacket faux pas and the not-so-hidden message. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on", she said.

In a Thursday afternoon tweet, the president agreed that there was a message, and said it was aimed at one of Trump's favorite targets, the "fake news media".

In the past, the First Lady has worn designs by Christian Dior, Givenchy and Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, often paired with Christian Louboutin shoes.

Melania Trump's jacket raised eyebrows on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Some Reporters Who Cover Melania, mistaking it for a comment about the children, wondered how she could be so callous. Later, she was pictured again, wearing it upon her arrival back at Andrews Air Force Base, CNN reported.

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She didn't wear the jacket when touring the detention shelter, but put it back on when she got off the return flight to Washington D.C., and kept it on as she walked into The Oval Office where she was seen with Kellyanne Conway and Mercedes Schlapp. "Now a lot of the clothes Melania wears sends the message 'I really don't care.' Also a lot of her facial expressions".

The majority of the 58 children housed at the facility crossed the border unaccompanied, but some were separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy towards illegal immigration.

On Wednesday, when signing the executive order to reverse the policy on separating children from parents, Donald Trump cited his daughter and his wife as influencing his decision. I think anybody with a heart would feel very strongly about it.

Colbert played a video clip of Trump asking a staff member at a border facility about the maximum length of time a child might stay in the center before reuniting with family members.

Others compared the event to the 2014 incident when then-President Barack Obama was bashed for wearing a tan suit, or the time in 2009 when conservatives criticized Michelle Obama for wearing a dress than exposed her bare arms.

Teodoro said he turned to the Statue of Liberty "to be that first lady and wear America's true values".

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