When Melania Trump became the First Lady of the United States, the public immediately zoomed in on the former model’s style.
While she’s typically dressed to impress, Trump had recently caused controversy over her fashion choices.
In late June, Trump had worn an olive green jacket on her way to a surprise visit at an immigrant children’s shelter in McAllen, Texas.
While it was unusual for the 46th First Lady to wear a jacket in the sweltering heat, the real drama occurred when the public saw what was written on it.
The $39 Zara coat had “I really don’t care. Do u?” in bold white graffiti-style writing on its back, and people couldn’t stop speculating on why she wore it.
Internet users spoke out and said whether it was intentional or not, Trump’s decision to wear the coat while she boarded Air Force One was nothing less than tone-deaf.
Let’s just talk facts. Melania Trump flies to Texas to meet with immigrant children separated from their parents. Good for her. She wears a jacket that says “I really don’t care.” This is tone deaf at best. Why would anyone wear a jacket that says “I don’t care” any time?
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) June 22, 2018
Melania Trump was wearing a jacket that said “I don’t really care” today as she went to visit the children.
I don’t think she’s evil like her husband, but she’s certainly as tone deaf…
— Brian O’Sullivan (@osullivanauthor) June 21, 2018
Out of any jacket she could have chosen in her abundant closet, she CHOSE to wear a jacket that read, “I don’t really care, do you?” Tone. Deaf. There was no hidden message. Her message was plain and clear — She doesn’t really care.
However, Donald Trump came to his wife’s defense on Twitter and said she wasn’t sending a negative message to the children she visited, but rather to those promoting “fake news.”
“‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!” the president wrote.
After the media frenzy, Trump has since gone back to her fashionista ways, and wowed the public in a yellow J. Mendel gown on her recent trip to England.
It’s believed that Trump wore the chiffon dress with a cape detail as a nod to Queen Elizabeth II, after learning yellow is the Monarch’s favorite color.
The President also looked dapper as the couple attended a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace on July 12, and even posed with British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Phillip May.
While the dress is stunning in itself, people couldn’t get over how the yellow dress had made her resemble one of Disney’s most popular princesses, Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Man, with the dress on the left you expect to hear Angela Lansbury belt out “Tale as Old as Time…” any minute. Beauty and the Beast indeed.
— Rita Armstrong (@SwearengenMaude) July 13, 2018
Looking like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I see you @FLOTUS and I love it.
— Emily in GA6 (@Emily30075) July 12, 2018
First Lady Melania Trump’s stunning long yellow ball gown was the perfect choice at Blenheim Palace. The only thing missing was a rendition of the song “Beauty and the Beast.”
— randler (@randler14) July 13, 2018
I personally think the gown is absolutely gorgeous, what about you?
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[H/T: E! News]