Melania Trump wore a tone-deaf “I Really Don’t Care” jacket to visit children held at the border
On June 21st, 2018 Melania Trump took an unnanounced trip to a children’s shelter at the U.S.-Mexico border wearing a jacket with the words “I Really Don’t Care, Do You?” painted on the back. Melania boarded a plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland in the jacket — a blatantly insensitive choice to wear on the way to visit the immigrant children separated from their parents at the border. Apparently someone else on the plane realized this, because she took it off and changed into a new outfit before she arrived at the Upbring New Hope Children’s Shelter in McAllen, Texas.
The complete lack of judgment seen here is so disheartening in light of her husband’s zero-tolerance separation policy at the border.
"I’m here to learn about your facility, in which I know you house children on a long-term basis, Melania told the staff at the center during her visit. “And I’d also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible.
Huffington Post reports that the facility she visited currently houses 60 kids, six of whom were separated from their parents. The rest arrived at the center alone. The current estimate is that 2,000 immigrant children have been separated from their parents in the last few weeks.
As for the insensitive fashion choice, the jacket is an older Zara coat that reportedly retailed for $39.00.
We’re glad she didn’t approach the children in that, but we’d also like to see more tact and discretion when it comes to the optics surrounding a deeply sensitive issue like the one happening at the border. You can see photos of Melania’s shocking outfit here.