Melania's 'I really don't care' jacket draws flak online

Mrs Melania Trump's choice of jacket when headed for a visit with detained immigrant children at a Texas border town has raised eyebrows.
Mrs Melania Trump's choice of jacket when headed for a visit with detained immigrant children at a Texas border town has raised eyebrows.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump appeared to have taken his battle with the news media to a new level, apparently using the First Lady's much-covered visit with detained immigrant children in a Texas border town as an opportunity to spell out his grievances with the media.

On Thursday, Mrs Melania Trump boarded her plane near Washington wearing a green coat with the words: "I really don't care. Do u?"

The jacket was from Zara's 2016 collection, and cost US$39 (S$53).

As the images were beamed around the world, "heartless" and "unthinking" were some of the words hurled through the digisphere.

" 'I really don't care. Do u?' written on the back of Melania's jacket refers to the fake news media," Mr Trump wrote on Twitter. "Melania has learnt how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!"

But Mrs Trump's spokesman said it was "just a jacket".

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Mrs Melania Trump's choice of jacket when headed for a visit with detained immigrant children at a Texas border town has raised eyebrows. PHOTO: REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Melania's 'I really don't care' jacket draws flak online'. Print Edition | Subscribe