Melania Trump Has Finally Explained Her ‘I Don’t Care’ Jacket

There was a message behind it, after all

Despite previously denying there’s a political agenda behind her fashion choices, America’s First Lady Melania Trump has now admitted the opposite of her most controversial look to date: the ‘I really don’t care, do you?’ Zara jacket she wore while visiting a detention centre for migrant children, following thousands being separated from their parents at the US border due to Trump’s zero-tolerance stance towards illegal immigration.

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At the time, Melania addressed the backlash by denying her jacket had anything to do with visiting children at the border with her communications chief insisting that it was “just a jacket.”

However, four months down the track and the First Lady has changed her tune, saying in an interview with ABC News that the jacket, was “kind of a message, yes.”

“It’s obvious I didn’t wear that jacket for the children, I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane,” she said over the weekend. “It was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticising me. I want to show them that I don’t care. You could criticise whatever you want to say. But it will not stop me to do what feels right.”

“I often asking myself, if I had not worn that jacket, if I will have so much media coverage,” she said, adding, “I would prefer they would focus on what I do and on my initiatives that what I wear.”

Naturally, many were quick to point out that the occasion probably wasn’t the perfect time to be sending a message. 

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