Melania Trump sent us more cryptic messages today – this time as she left the White House to visit some of the 2,300 immigrant children her husband had snatched from mothers who dared to defy him and illegally cross the southern border into Texas.
Melania’s latest message was written on her back. “I really don’t care. Do U?” it read.
“It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope this isn’t what the media is going to choose to focus on,” the First Lady’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham sniffed.
That was absurd on the face of it. Former fashion model Melania does not wear things by accident – particularly not a cheap Zara jacket from two seasons back. Clothing is her kabuki theater. Melania pointedly wore that white pants suit to her husband’s State of the Union address after declining to accompany him on an international trip when the Stormy Daniels news broke. She carefully selected a Chanel gown to wear when the Trumps hosted their first state dinner with France’s First Couple. Long essays have been written about all that she has done to bring back sleeves, after Michelle Obama’s arm-revealing eight years. This woman does not throw things on to go out in public.
For hours, press speculated today as to whom her jacket was directed. Some Reporters Who Cover Melania, mistaking it for a comment about the snatched children, wondered how she could be so callous.
Another School of Melania Whispering thought the jacket, like that white pantsuit, was directed at President Donald Trump. But CNN’s Jim Acosta reported this afternoon that the White House the coat was not aimed at POTUS.
Some speculated Melania was firing a shot at Acosta and his fellow White House correspondents. She doesn’t like them much.
Her husband, aghast that an entire news cycle was zipping by with so much attention not focused on him, and dove in to fix that, via Twitter: