Melania Trump Reveals Why She Actually Wore That ‘I Really Don’t Care’ Jacket‰ÛÓAnd People Are Pissed All Over Again

Unless you were purposefully hiding from media coverage‰ÛÓnobody would blame you at this point‰ÛÓthere is almost no chance you missed Melania’s infamous jacket. If you somehow did, we’ll give a little recap. 

Back in June, the world was up in arms over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy. The policy saw immigrant children taken from their families and put into internment camps. 

Children as young as only a few months old were forced to represent themselves in court. Multiple videos were posted across social media that featured kids living in camps, screaming in fear as they were taken from their families and sitting confused and afraid in court. 

The public was highly critical of the administration’s position that these young children and their families were criminals. Media coverage was unflinching. 

Protests were rampant. 

Stories were coming out about children sleeping on bare concrete floors and children being separated and “lost in the system” so that parents could not find them again. The administration acknowledged having no plans or method in place to reunite these families. 

Horrific stories of these children being sexually assaulted by government employees came out. Psychologists and experts warned that these kids would be mentally scarred by this practice. 

Children who did manage to be reunited often acted like they had been abused‰ÛÓmany didn’t seem to recognize their own parents. 

In the midst of all that madness, Melania Trump decided to fly to one of the camps and check out the conditions for herself. 

On her way to visit immigrant children detained in Texas, she made a controversial choice in wardrobe. 

She wore an olive-green coat‰ÛÓeven though it was 80 degrees‰ÛÓwith the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back. 

People were furious and took it as a statement about her feelings on the children and the conditions they were living in. Her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, was quick to strike down that idea. 

Grisham made a statement to the media:  

“It‰Ûªs a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today‰Ûªs important visit to Texas, I hope this isn‰Ûªt what the media is going to choose to focus on.‰Û

She followed that statement up with a tweet. 

Interestingly, at the same time Grisham was denying that the jacket meant anything, experts were in vehement disagreement. 

Bob Phibbs, the chief executive of a consulting agency in New York, had this to say about it: 

“Fashion is not by accident with this woman. She‰Ûªs a former model. Every piece of clothing has statement and purpose. She‰Ûªs all about image, and so is Trump. She knows the power.” 

Her husband, presumably an expert on Melania, also had an official Presidential explanation. 

He tweeted his version of events, claiming: 

“I REALLY DON‰ÛªT CARE, DO U?‰Û written on the back of Melania‰Ûªs jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!” 

Twitter didn’t buy Melania’s claim that there was nothing to the jacket. 

People weren’t about to let the issue go, many were positive it was a statement about her feelings on the treatment of the children she was going to see. She did not wear the jacket while she visited with the kids, but kept it on for most of the rest of her trip. 

It was a big deal for a while. 

Recently, Melania has been doing a lot of talking about how she feels she is the “most bullied person on the world.” 

She sat with ABC to discuss her feelings. During the talk she claimed, as she has in the past, that she wants the media to focus on what she does rather than focus on what she wears. In that same interview, she admitted that there is absolutely a message to what she wears‰ÛÓincluding that now-infamous jacket. 

Melania now claims that the jacket was meant to send a message to “the people and left-wing media.” 

She told ABC’s Tom Llamas that she was taking aim at those who criticized her, telling them she doesn’t care what they think. She also said the jacket helped her get media coverage and it was totally obvious that the message was not meant to be for or about the detained immigrant children or their conditions. 

ABC Tweeted some footage from the interview.

While nobody is particularly shocked by the revelation, it’s not being received well.

Since the story already changed several times, who knows what the final version will be.

But her current tale does not seem to “Be Best.”

H/T: Mashable, NY Times, Twitter