FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe." pic.twitter.com/Bp4Z8n455G
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 21, 2018
Come on, that must be fake! But no,
“Melania Trump wears a $39 jacket with ‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ scrawled on the back as she boards plane to visit immigrant children at the Texas border – but insists there is ‘no hidden meaning’ in her choice/The first lady wore the khaki green Zara jacket upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland but changed before she disembarked the plane in Texas… Melania, 48, visited a shelter for children in McAllen, Texas, the day after her husband signed executive order ending policy of family separation for illegals/Her spokeswoman said it was her idea to visit before the president signed his executive order and he supported her trip….” (Daily Mail).
How does that happen? What sense does it make? Generally, serious people making public appearances avoid wearing clothes with any written messages on them. It simply must be intentional. So why? What does it mean?
First, I assume, that she (and whoever worked with her on that jacket selection) wanted the image to go viral, as it has. It’s in your face: Here, think about this, talk about this, assail me over this as I know you will.
Take that one step forward: I know you’ll find a way to attack me, like for the wrong shoes or whatever, so let me make this easy for you. Let me have written on my back the precise statement you’re looking to project onto me: I really don’t care. It doesn’t matter what I do. That’s what you’ll bend over backwards to find a way to say, so let me save you the trouble of straining yourself.
But if you get through that first phrase — “I really don’t care” — you’ll have to confront the rest of it: “DO U?” What are you doing here, photographing me, attacking me? You’re doing the Theater of Empathy, but it’s all political. You act like you care because it’s useful to look that way, but you don’t really care, DO U?
And then, step back, what exactly is Melania saying she doesn’t really care about? The children? But she’s here to see them first hand. (Yeah, she’s doing the Theater of Empathy too.) Maybe what she’s saying she doesn’t care about is what you haters think of her. She has her shell of uncaring. I mean, why was that jacket made like that? Who was it for, that $39 jacket? I think it was made for people who want to feel self-sufficent and sure of their own values and mission and to let the would-be critics know the wearer of the jacket is on her own, doing what she thinks is right, and nothing you say can shake her.
Welcome to planet Earth. Where do you call home?
Good grief. How did somebody not tell her this wasn’t a good wardrobe choice?
@Greg: Yes but was she wearing the correct shoe style? She is done trying to please the unappeasable, a billionaires wife wearing a 39 dollar jacket not intentional?
In all probability, someone probably did and she told them, “No, just watch the idiotic, frothing, crybaby frenzy every single liberal flies off into! I can’t get enough of making them dance on a string like the stupid little marionettes they are.” And you do not disappoint.
If you go to the Zara website you find that particular jacket is sold out, but they have tons of REASONABLY priced clothing for women!
And most of it looks good, too!
Melania trolled the press a day or two after the press tried to intimidate her in front of the King & Queen of Spain in the Oval Office.
Not the photo I recall: http://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Melania_Trump_Spain_7.jpg
(another pic, different day, fewer press:?strip=all&w=960 )
Edited to add: the photo I wanted:
Curt, what exactly was meant my Melania is till unknown. Donald blamed it on something or another but we all know he’s a liar.
But I can’t help but wonder (well, I pretty well know) the reaction of so-called conservatives had Michelle Obama worn the same at a similar event. I’d say it would be quite similar to the reaction we got when Trump advocated gun confiscation prior to due process. Or maybe about the same reaction when Trump french kisses ruthless dictators who murder and rape their very own people.
But by all means, proceed with your pro-baby snatching stance-so long as Trump does it.
@Deplorable Bill, #4:
Maybe this could become a new campaign hat slogan for lady Trump supporters.
I’m sure your own attitude will win hearts and minds over to the Trump cause.
@Ajay42302: I did a quick search seems she never visited any of the 90K children her husband had in steel cages with razor wire on the top can you link where she did this I would love to criticize her shoes and coat.
@Greg: I suggest a li real version that says, “We only care when a Republican is in office. Otherwise, not so much.”
Have you liberals researched to see how much –
Zyklon B Trump has ordered? Better get on it; probably an impeachable offence, if you can’t make Melania’s jacket stick.
“Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”
I was talking to Curt you illiterate mindless troll. As to whatever you said, I really don’t care nor do I care if you do.
@Ajay42302: Yes I know undocumented illegal children much easier to sacrifice, I know why you want them here luciferian, back to the shadows.
Then a woman’s jacket like Melania’s would be perfect for you.
Probably go well with the rest of your wardrobe.
Just skip a meal or two and you can afford one, maybe even another Che T-shirt.
Yes, who said it?
All those anti-illegal alien & their children remarks.
If you guess Trump, Trump, Trump & Trump the media will allow your answer as correct.
However the actual speakers of those remarks were
No wonder Melania wore the jacket.
If the media is going to blame her and Donald for everything anyway, why care?
Why the jacket? Misdirection. It’s how the guy running the shell game scam down on the sidewalk pockets your dollars. Since Trump arrived on the scene, it has become a regular part of the GOP’s M.O.
@Greg: You mean misdirection from the distraction the hypocritical liberals are trying to run from the level of corruption Obama wrought upon the Justice system by their phony, contrived “outraged” over Trump doing the exact same thing Obama did with illegal immigrants?
@Deplorable Me, #16:
No, I mean misdirection that served to distract attention from a vote in the House that takes food stamps away 1.5 million veterans, as the linked image clearly stated. That’s what the republican majority did while everybody was busy looking at Melania’s otherwise pointless fashion statement.
@Greg: At least you admit how easy it is for both you and your party to get “played”.
Trump’s made an ass of the Dem party and liberals for a few years now.
As for the Truth, the Farm Bill is not as you are distorting it to be:
You’re not even trying to think and have a conversation on this. Good luck in life, junior.
@Nathan Blue, #18:
I’m 68, Bucko, and have no complaints about my luck so far. I don’t begrudge those less fortunate or less able than myself the help they need to feed their kids. They’re not living high or trying to get over. They’re mostly trying to get by.
Most Working-Age SNAP Participants Work, But Often in Unstable Jobs
Yeah, I’ve seem memes that “clearly state” Pelosi and the Democrats voted against veterans’ benefits. But, it is curious how you ADMIT that all it takes to totally misdirect and confuse you hateful, spiteful, spoiled, sore loser, whiny crybabies is for her to wear a jacket, after which it becomes front page, leader, totally consuming “news”. Well, don’t worry… we already knew it before she proved it.
I think the comment addresses the juvenile nature of your arguments and complaining rather than your chronological time on earth.
@Nathan Blue: But… the MEME said so!! Are you telling me the MEME lied?
So says a man who blindly supports the most egotistical and infantile human being ever to besmirch the office of President of the United States. He’s a reality TV host, for Pete’s sake. He was endorsed by reality TV stars and hooked up with a porn star. He has repeatedly stiffed employees and contractors and bailed out on investors. He scammed people with Trump University. He lied his way through a presidential campaign. He’s thrown our friends into confusion and made friendly overtures to our enemies. He was point man for an unprecedented corporate cash-grab passed off as tax reform, that will be “paid for” by running up debt and dismantling the nation’s social safety net. He has launched a trade war that could easily throw the nation’s economy into another recession. What do you not get about the abysmal shallowness of the man’s fundamental nature, or his limited understanding of the complex machinery he’s pounding on like a monkey with a rock?
Trump is restoring the trust and honor to the office of the President that Obama stained with his corruption and lies. You liberals invent this garbage to try and sustain your hatred of those who stand in the way of your socialist dream. Trump prevented the most vile, hateful, corrupt, incompetent liar from getting her filthy hands on the levers of power.
See? You accept any innuendo and accusation as gospel. You have no ideal what truth even is, having listened to Obama and Hillary for eight years.
You mean a guy that would pardon an obscure black woman when Obama couldn’t be bothered because there were no headlines in it for him? You have no idea what you even think is honorable.
Most poverty in America exists because the Democrats feed off it, exploiting those they keep in poverty for support.
Please. Half the country has sized this guy up and concluded he’s a dangerous grifter. The lies are incessant. He’s a self promoting flim-flam man, most at home pitching memes and one-liners to a pre-conditioned rally audience who have somehow become convinced that he’s “one of us.”
You should be on the receiving end of his endless stream of blame-shifting and disparaging comments. It feels rather different. Eventually you develop a determination to push back—hard. Which will be taken to the polls in November. He’s creating a unified purpose. He could well be the end of the GOP’s ascendancy. Trumpism won’t last any longer than Trump, and a lot of republicans who chose unwisely will go down with that ship. One can only hope then that both sides will gravitate back toward the middle ground, where those with genuine American principles really all belong.
@Greg: You voted for Obama. You voted for Hillary. No telling what you’ll vote for next. You have no idea what leadership is and what a good leader is. You look at one thing: ideology. Thing is, your ideology only produces worthless failures.
Trump has restored the economy, restored international respect for the US and is addressing numerous issues politicians run from. Trump considers them challenges while Obama only worried about his political legacy.
It isn’t surrendering your brain to The Leader.
Restoration was long underway before this turkey buzzard landed. Seventy-five straight months of job growth under Obama, and 11.3 million jobs created, after having inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression? That sounds like a recovery to me.
International respect? You might want to have a look at the Global Indicators Database’s Confidence in the U.S. President poll results.
Notice which nation has more confidence in Trump than Obama—Russia. What a surprise. Just about everywhere else, the confidence level has dropped like a rock down a well.
By the way, Me ne frego (I don’t care) is a Fascist slogan.
Yet, that’s exactly what you did with Obama. He caused ISIS to spread. He kept the economy from growing. He destroyed health care. He ran guns to Mexican cartels. He made an historically disastrous deal with Iran. He promised flexibility to our enemies while disrespecting our allies, but you worship him and his perpetually scowling wife due to a cult of personality. THEN you voted for Hillary. You views on “leadership” cannot be more worthless.
The economy was in the doldrums. It could not grow and would not grow. Most of the jobs created were low paying and part time. Yeah, the economy tanked under Bush, but it was wholly caused by liberal social engineering… a program <a href="OBAMA WANTED TO REINSTATE!
We have manufacturing jobs being created now, industry coming back and wages going up. This only after Trump removed the regulatory boot on the neck Obama had created.
Will you never learn your lesson with polls? Take a look at Obama’s numbers; high at first, because of he cult of personality, then all steadily dropping as they see he was just a big bag of liberal wind. So, what is this “confidence” based on? Something they KNOW about the person or the media propaganda they see?
Trump has wrecked ISIS. He has cowed N. Korea. He has restored faith in America’s word. Obama telegraphed weakness and N. Korea, China and Russia all took advantage of it.
But the jacket didn’t say that, did it? DID IT?
I know this is meant to be farsical (Mother Jones being another Obama sycophant) but you can see how easily what you are trying to do is done.
What lesson would that be? What I’ve noticed is that Trump touts them when they’re telling him what he wants to hear and condemns them when they’re not.
You forgot to mention that made he the world a safer place by blowing up the Iran Nuclear Agreement, provided everybody with cheaper and better health insurance by scuttling the Affordable Care Act, and fed the poor by taking away their food stamps and cutting taxes for the rich.
I don’t care is a direct translation of the Italian phrase, Me ne frego, which was a commonly used Italian Fascist slogan. Feel free to look it up.
It was an unfortunate choice as a fashion statement, and far worse if it was intended as anything else. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt on this one. Zara, however, the Spanish clothing company that designed the jacket, gets no such pass from me.
The lesson that some people make them say what they want them to say or that those referencing the poll miss the point, as you did. Obviously, the people polled based their “confidence” on something other than facts since they were supremely confident in Obama and that confidence, under the test of time, inevitably fell. Recall, Obama was handed a Nobel Prize for peace… then he unleashed ISIS on the world.
A supremely flawed agreement which, had it had merit, he would have presented it to Congress for approval. But then he would have had to reveal the secret pacts he didn’t want anyone to know about.
He didn’t scuttle it; it broke apart below the water line on its own and sank.
He is taking them OFF of food stamps by providing them with jobs. Obama put people ON food stamps by wrecking the economy.
It can be translated into numerous other languages; what is the secret meaning of all those? NOW, the left is fretting over Trump putting ranch dressing on his salad; you people are pitiful in your self-imposed misery.
Shall we review the many ways that republicans methodically monkey-wrenched important parts of the Affordable Care Act, and compare the count with the number of times they attempted to correct problems and make it better? Perhaps you’ve forgotten. The bastards repeatedly sabotaged the program, knocking out every prop they could hit with a hammer while proclaiming from to tops of their soapboxes that it was doomed to fail. They’re the same duplicitous jackasses that spent six straight years telling the public that the economic recovery was Doomed to Fail, doing their best to quash any glimmers of confidence, and then turned around and took credit for it the moment Trump took office. The same people who proclaimed their top priority was to assure the Obama administration’s failure now screech like angry monkeys because attentive Americans aren’t showing Their Leader enough love. The same people who blocked any vote on Merrick Garland for nearly a year now hammer on their desktops and accuse Democrats of being obstructionists.
I have no use for them, or their lies. I want them gone from elected office. I have nothing but contempt for them, and they have earned it. This isn’t partisanship, in my view. It’s patriotism. I’ll support republicans who aren’t bat-shit crazy. You accuse me of being a Clinton sycophant. I could have voted for a John Kasich. He’s perfect evidence that not all republicans have lost their morality or their marbles.
Really? Type Me ne frego into the left box of Google Translate and see what language it identifies it as.
@Greg: But that’s not what was on the jacket, was it?
That would be the question, wouldn’t it? What do you think the words refer to? Perhaps they refer to nothing at all, and are only a statement of attitude.
The point being, a First Lady cannot wear a highly visible sign on her back and expect that no one will wonder about the meaning.
Well, let’s approach it this way: which of the words are you having the most trouble with?
I think she intended to draw out whiny liberals with nothing better to do than bitch about NOTHING. I would say she succeeded in a huge way.