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Melania flew to Texas to visit immigrant children wearing a jacket that says 'I really don't care, do u?'

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Moderator of r/nottheonion, speaking officiallyScore hidden · 3 months ago · Stickied comment

This thread is locked because too many people can't stay civil when having a conversation, and 3 of us couldn't scramble enough to keep the queue clear.

But it's fine, since everyone can still eat cake comment with their moderator access. I really don't care, do u?

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6.6k points · 3 months ago

What's crazy is that jacket literally costs 39$, and I've never seen Melania wear print jackets with words before

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I'm pretty sure we've never seen her wear anything that cost 39 dollars either.

A spot on her usual clothes from food she has spilled on herself costs more than 39 dollars.

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1.9k points · 3 months ago

At that price, and from Zara, it wouldn't surprise me if it was made by children too. Ironic....

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My hope is that she hates her husband and is trying to send a message to the public on his behalf.

My fear is that it's one of Donald's distraction tactics.

I can't believe it's not on purpose.

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It’s June in south Texas. Hot AF. She must have really wanted to wear that jacket...

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It's June in central Texas too.

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Gulf coast region checking in. I just looked at the calendar and sure enough - June. Weird.

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North Texas checking in. June here too. Also really hot. Summer I think.

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51 points · 3 months ago

Apparently she didn’t wear it off the plane. But still..

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She put it back on when she left according to this update... https://splinternews.com/melania-trump-shows-how-much-she-cares-on-trip-to-meet-1827024283

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She's fucking trolling us. It's the same thing with speech at the Republican convention that lifted word-for-goddamn-word from Michelle Obama's previous speech: They know what they are doing, they pretend that they don't know any better, but they are trolling the entire nation.

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BUT WHY!?!?!??

I don't disagree with you but I don't understand what the purpose is.

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965 points · 3 months ago

I didn't coin the following theory, but it seems appropriate to relate it here: One of Trump's strategies is to cause outrage amongst his opponents, so that they become more radical in their opposition, and field more extreme candidates in elections. This would cause Republicans to reject the alternatives and bolster his support.

In other words, moderate republicans who might be minded to vote Democrat, would continue to support Trump because they can't countenance the Democratic candidate's policies.

I don't know if this explains Melania Trump's behaviour, but like you, I find it hard to understand the rationale.

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11.9k points · 3 months agoGilded1

"The first lady was later seen visiting a children's cancer ward donning a vest that read 'Live Fast, Die Young'..."

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She did once read "Oh the places you'll go" to terminally ill kids

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The worst thing is, it wouldn’t even surprise me at this point.

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Just in case anyone's wondering if this is fake or not, it's not.

https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1009871069694627842

FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe."

She's a model. She historically takes pride in her wardrobes. This isn't a mistake.

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She’s right, it’s not a hidden message.

It’s not subtext. It’s just text.

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Yeah. That's the thing. No one is saying it's a hidden message. It's on her damned jacket.

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"I really don't care"

"important"

Pick one.

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24.8k points · 3 months ago

We live inside an Onion article.

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When the election was underway, I remember thinking that "Trump vs. Hillary in 2016 Presidential Elections" was basically an Onion article circa 2006. But... now it's reality.

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3.9k points · 3 months ago

2016 was a simpler time. We were all so young then, so innocent. Why, I remember a time when a sitting US president was ridiculed for the color of his suit.

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2.3k points · 3 months ago

Yeah but HE ORDERED DIJON MUSTARD. #mustardgate2014

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1.4k points · 3 months ago

He even called Kanye a jackass! How offensive! How could a sitting President use such coarse language?!

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Well he's from a shit hole country. And it's true! He is!

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1.1k points · 3 months ago

Well he is now.

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Can i say it?

I'm gonna say it.

TERRORIST.

FIST.

JAB.

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243 points · 3 months ago

There is a nice theory that the world actually did end 2012, because everything afterwards doesn't really feel real does it?

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Reality jumped the shark.

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891 points · 3 months ago

Remember way back when a first lady couldn't walk around with bare arms without taking the wrath of right wing nuts?

LOL, Those were the days...

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Now we can get full frontal FLOTUS - with photos leaked by POTUS to the NYPost.

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'member when Barack fisted Michelle on stage with a terrorist fist jab?

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Barack fisted Michelle on stage

He did WHAT NOW?!?!

with a terrorist fist jab

Whew what a relief!

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107 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Pfffffft. You leftist libtards. Sure, Trump may be breaking relationships with nations across the globe and makin’ smoochies with porn stars.

BUT Obama eats arugula. And let’s not forget that suit.

Somethin somethin Crooked Hillary.

Edit: adding /s to this. Thought it was obvious but I had to get myself unbanned from this sub lol.

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273 points · 3 months ago

He did have some class, tho.

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And a wife that would never in a million fucking years wear something like that in public.

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Let's hope we can move into the 2009 Onion era where we can have President Diamond Joe washing his Trans Am in the White House driveway.

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I miss the Biden articles so much.

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18.6k points · 3 months ago

You'd think at least one person would have said, "Hey, maybe that's not such a good idea."

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Like she'd be caught dead in any piece of clothing that didn't cost hundreds of dollars otherwise. This was totally intentional.

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Yeah, the fact that it's 40 bucks is actually pretty damning. If it was some monstrously expensive designer jacket, I could potentially be persuaded to believe that it was something she already owned and hadn't taken out in a while. 40 bucks? That's intentional.

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Also it was in Texas where the overnight low was nearly 80°, why in the hell do you need a jacket?

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To show that you don't care... about how hot it is.

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another month

That's a lot of Mooches.

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Many Mooches.

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421 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Almost half a decimooch.

Ed: incorrect. busted on my nonexistent mooch math

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255 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Half a decimooch is 12 hours. 100 days is a decamooch

Edit: am idiot

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If a Mooch is ten days, wouldn’t a decimooch be 1 day? So 0.5 decimooch would be 12 hours?

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I use the MilliMooch frequent enough that co-workers and friends know what I mean.

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315 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Mooch = 10 days

decimooch = 1 day

centimooch = 144 minutes

millimooch = 14.4 minutes

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This is the best comment chain, I'm learning so much guys.

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105 points · 3 months ago

You’re a madman for mixing base 10 and base 60.

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She’s just trying to get fired

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2.6k points · 3 months agoGilded1

Except this is what they want. Hey everyone, look at this jacket, infuriating right? Good, good. Now you'll stop paying attention to ______ (insert actual atrocity they're deflecting from here).

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Welcome to another round of Trump: cunning and manipulative evil genius, or straight-up stupid man child? Place your bets ladies and gentlemen!

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Sometimes I feel like we live in a satirical universe similar to The Simpson's or Family Guy. With space force, we might even become futurama.

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69 points · 3 months ago

Look up Billy West doing Trump lines in Zapp Brannigan voice

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842 points · 3 months ago

it was done on purpose, dont let a crisis go to waste, oh and btw the budget for food stamps are being cut this week.

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Or the more likely situation. "Hey put this one so that we can get angry at the democrats for criticising the first ladies wardrobe"

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Pretty much. Is anyone really buying that someone who puts so much work into their wardrobe just "accidentally" wore a $40 in Texas in the middle of summer?

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The fact that there isn't one just one person that is there to do that terrifies me of this administration.

Not one voice of reason is in that group

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613 points · 3 months ago

To be fair, being the single voice of reason in a large, loud group does not sound like a fun job

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Can confirm

was the risk management and safety officer for a fraternity

would never do that again

would rather do it again 100 times than be the voice of reason in Trump's white house.

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I bet you have some fun stories.

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Sounds like a job for Mike Rowe.

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Dont you put that evil on him

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The real scary part is that she was most likely told to wear this by someone else. It’s a $39 jacket. Do you think that someone that adept at gold-digging would ever wear a $39 jacket?

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It’s from Ivanka’s signature “Complicit” fashion line.

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207 points · 3 months ago

I hate that I have to look this up to see if it's true. What have we done to rationality?

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That's my thinking exactly. If it were some big deal designer shit, maybe she already owned it and it's a coincidence, but there's no version of reality where she's out there buying a 40 dollar jacket for herself

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maybe that one person thought itd be funnier to not say anything, I'd probably do that

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Oh. I thought that was meant figuratively, but nope it literally says that. Jesus Christ...

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Even if she were just spending the day running errands, is raw unbridled apathy really on message?

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Just imagine if Michelle Obama had worn this coat to a luncheon, much less to visit detained children.

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If Michelle Obama had been photographed wearing this jacket in her own home it would have been a national incident.

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313 points · 3 months ago

If there are just been a rumor that she wore this jacket in her own home it would have been

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She's married to Trump, I think apathy is the only emotion she has left at this point.

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I shudder at the thought of being touched by that man.

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We all know he doesn't make her feel anything

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528 points · 3 months ago

Disgust?

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Pretty sure she's all out of that exact reaction anymore.

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I think apathy actually is really on message for her. She kind of flaunts it. "Oh, I need to chose a cause to champion? Sure, how about cyber bullying."

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"Hmmm. Cyber bullying. Well, my husband's so damned good at it I'll bet he can give me a few pointers! Sure, I'll do cyber bullying as my cause!"

"Ms. First Lady, you know that we are against cyber bullying, not for it... right?"

"I really don't care, do u?"

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I like how her defenders are saying, "THERE WAS NO HIDDEN MESSAGE". Like fucking duh. There's really no other interpretation for the message.

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151 points · 3 months ago

It’s a lot of things, but it ain’t hidden.

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Yeah her spokesman released a statement that basically said, "it's just a jacket, there's no message, don't you guys have anything better to do?"

Like you really expected her to wear that and not have anyone ask questions?

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she also hashtagged #shecares in her tweet even though the jacket literally says the exact opposite. i miss when facts mattered.

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Like... I can't even imagine how that's not on purpose. She had to walk by several people/assistants to get to that point.

Everyone had to say nothing in order for her to get to that point. It's honestly staggering.

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Has to be on purpose. Perhaps Trump made her go do the 'oh, look, we care' thing at the border and she is broadcasting her real feelings on the subject. In any case, whatever the impetus, this is meant to convey how she feels.

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818 points · 3 months ago

The most generous interpretation I could give to this is some kind of living art piece. Like someone who wears a shirt out of raw bacon to protest animal cruelty, or something. I don't think this is actually the case, but Melania has been virtually non-existent until now, so I'm not at all certain what her normal behaviors are.

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She's a model married to a billionaire, she probably hasn't touched anything made by Zara in last 30 years.

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Yeah this jacket retails for like $34. This was purposeful.

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140 points · 3 months ago

100%

She could have got a jacket from her daughter and not a $39 one from Zara. And even still, why would anyone wear any graphic emblazoned apparel to a meeting and finally - optics is so important, people are tasked with focusing on how folks will smile, wave or even walk.

But this slipped by?

C'mon.

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Not to mention have some fucking tact. Can she not read what it says on the back? Does she not realize how it could come across? Did none of her assistant s mention a thing? or were they all complicit and chuckling along.

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The point is this is not something she'd wear normally, so probably, it was meant (by her or by someone else) to send a message.

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This almost feels like the situations where people in asian countries wear shirts written in broken english simply because "english characters are cool." Meanwhile they don't speak a word of english and don't know they're wearing a shirt that says "Fack the police" or something equally ridiculous.

Except, y'know, the part where this woman is the fucking First Lady and all.

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And she speaks English.

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300 points · 3 months ago

And apparently 4 other languages. She isn't stupid, which makes this all the more puzzling.

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612 points · 3 months ago

Conspiracy theory: it was a /r/MaliciousCompliance move by Melania

  • Trump: "you will go visit the kids from shithole countries, they're not sending their best, but we're putting them in bigly yuge camps, people are saying these are the best camps, just tremendous camps"

  • Melania: "...no, I don't want to, this policy is evil"

  • Trump: "damn it woman you do what I say"

  • Melania: [searches for most offensive clothing to wear]

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That is chillingly possible.

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One would hope, but just like with Ivanka, we should presume absolute acceptance and agreement with trump unless actions and words say otherwise.

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201 points · 3 months ago

Except no one wears those shirts to meetings of any type, much less something like this.

You think she needed a graphic, $39 Zara jacket? Her step daughter could have given her one from her collection. You really think the billionaire presidents wife shops at Zara?

Have you ever seen a logo or graphic emblazoned on any government employee while on duty?

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Thats funny, because the message answers all your questions clearly

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thought that was meant figuratively

As in wearing Armani to a concentration camp would somehow send the wrong message...

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Hugo Boss would be an even worse choice.

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I'm not sure how much more of this timeline I can take....

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390 points · 3 months ago

I wanna go to the 2000 Gore victory timeline. Sure it'd be boring but... Politics should be boring.

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I really don't care, do you?

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no, u

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Womp Womp

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Evil Abed please save us

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635 points · 3 months ago

Welp. This is peak not-the-onion.

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9.7k points · 3 months agoGilded1

"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 said.

There's no hidden message, it's actually in big bold letters.

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2.7k points · 3 months ago

Getting the media to focus on it, so then you can call out the media for focusing on the First-lady's jacket, and not the poor children she was going to visit.

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1.1k points · 3 months ago

This is it

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FOX: Obama wearing a tan suit? He should resign for being such an embarrassment!

FOX: The liberal media is calling out the First Lady for wearing a jacket with an incendiary message - what a bunch of snowflakes!

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Yep. The clothing worn by a president and especially the first lady is a heavily curated thing. There is no way this wasn't done on purpose.

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3.7k points · 3 months ago

It’s a jacket. In Texas. In June. You don’t accidentally wear that...

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And its 40 bucks. She wouldn't wear anything that cheap if it weren't intended as a message. This is taunting.

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I agree that compared to her usual outfits/clothing choices, the fact this is a cheap jacket stood out...combined with what is written on the back...you cannot convince me that this wasn't an intentional decision.

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I tend to live by the maxim "don't attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity"...

But in this case, considering how the only thing we have seen that she genuinely cares about is her fashion and appearance, there is no way I can believe this was "simply" stupid.

It's impossible for her not to have read the huge wording before she put that on, and it would require us to believe that she is way below average intelligence not to have considered the literal message she was sending.

I don't think she is a medical idiot. She knew what she was doing. This goes beyond "she should have known", because she isn't that stupid.

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1.2k points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

She was at her most sympathetic last month when she went missing.

Edit: i feel... strange that this is one of my top comments.

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681 points · 3 months ago

Yes, because Melania generally wears peasant clothing for business trips.

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394 points · 3 months ago

According to CNN,

The $39 jacket is last season Zara.

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Not only is it cheap (based on her means), but it’s also last season? This jacket was definitely worn on purpose.

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It also just looks like something a teenager/young adult would wear, even if you ignore the message on the back. And while I can't say I've spent that much time studying Melania's wardrobe, I'm fairly certain she doesn't normally wear stuff like this.

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I've spent a fair amount of time studying Melania's wardrobe so I've done this hard work for you.

I can confirm she does not normally wear stuff like this. In fact, I was very impressed to notice her sneakers (bright white and new) rather than her more common sky-high sexy stilettos (which make me jealous but my knees quake in terror).

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609 points · 3 months ago

First time in 20 years she has touched a garment that retails under $50

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1.3k points · 3 months ago

She is an immigrant, by the way.

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Who worked illegally.

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But thats okay because shes from a country thats not Mexico.

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And got her parents in with that "chain migration" Trump pretends to hate so much.

But they're white, so it's different.

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Who may or may not have committed fraud with her visa, and her parents' immigration status is yet "unclear" and documents are not made public, despite demands for public release of Obama's birth certificate

Fuck Melania, I have no sympathy for her

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5.6k points · 3 months ago

That'd be like G.W.Bush holding his first press conference after the 9/11 incident wearing a "Burn baby, burn" t-shirt.

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I was trying to think of a good analogy - that's a pretty good one

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How about a shirt with Shaggy's lyrics "It wasn't me"

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Ron Howard narrator "It was."

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It's like a man bragging about having the tallest building in New York thanks to 9/11 and then running for president on a platform of patriotism.

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5.8k points · 3 months ago

"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." -- #MayaAngelou

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361 points · 3 months ago

I knew what it was before I clicked. We're mainstream now, baby!

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If you ask me, for my monet, you can’t find a better quote.

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The gay agenda really is coming together in our year of 20gayteen and I am living for it

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429 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

I remember seeing this at Zara last year and thinking why would anyone over 16 buy this?? She also has a personal stylist who should know better, but let’s be real, she should know better. No WAY this wasn’t intentional.

http://www.businessinsider.com/melania-trump-jacket-sparks-backlash-2018-6

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Seriously. In what context would it ever make sense for the First Lady of the United States to wear this jacket? It seems especially insane with the context of today, but wtf why own this at all when you know you’re literally representing the country and the only remarkable thing about you is what you look like.

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I was thinking the same thing, this is for teenagers. Especially odd considering she was a model, and not to mention the fucking first lady.

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You know who else said to ignore what they were wearing, it meant nothing? Anne Boleyn, who wore yellow upon news that her rival, Catherine of Aragon had died. Yellow was worn by executioners in Spain at the time, and was considered to be a "joyful" color at the time culturally.

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180 points · 3 months ago

Great point, interesting fact, and I have a feeling you've been waiting to pull this little fact out for a while, judging by your name

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I saw this headline on CNN and thought it was clickbait. Nope!!!

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I thought that it was somehow implied that she didn’t care by wearing that jacket. IT ACTUALLY SAYS IT ON THE BACK, HOLY FUCK!

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491 points · 3 months ago

Let them eat cake

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4.1k points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

I’d love for any republican to tell me why this is okay or that they wouldn’t shred Michelle obama if she had the audacity to do something so incredibly stupid

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3.7k points · 3 months ago

The right tried to tear Michelle Obama for wearing a sleeveless dress and her husband for wearing a tan suit. But wearing a jacket that says "I really don't care, do u?" is apparently perfectly fine.

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Tan suit? Outrage.

Sleeveless dress? Outrage.

Wearing this jacket to visit detained children? "I hope the media isn't going to focus on her wardrobe..."

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757 points · 3 months ago

Even beyond the whole being on a trip to visit detained children, what a weird thing for the first lady to own and wear in public.

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598 points · 3 months ago

That's what kills me. It seems this is a $30 something jacket, when has Melania NOT worn something super expensive and designer-y. Plus I live in Texas and wonder whyyyyyy she would want a jacket right now, in this super hot weather. She absolutely had to know what she was wearing and why.

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311 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Wearing this jacket to visit detained children? "I hope the media isn't going to focus on her wardrobe..."

"Tonight, on Hannity: More hypocrisy from so-called 'tolerant left'. Raving liberals in the mainstream media have got some interesting marching orders from on high today. The same people who are always lecturing us, real Americans like you and me, about sexism, have devoted hours to their latest hysterical craze: criticizing our First Lady on her appearance. Take a look at this clip:

Roll clip of Rachel Maddow making an allusion to this jacket being in poor taste, carefully cut so that it doesn't show her follow up statement about how it was probably just a gaffe and not really a statement about Melania's views on this situation.

After the break, we'll give you the real story and let you know how it's really HILLARY who should have given more thought to what she was wearing.

And after that, an inside scoop Hannity exclusive. Did Barack Obama personally order immigrant children to be indoctrinated about transgenderism while in ICE custody? We'll be right back."

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After the break, we'll give you the real story and let you know how it's really HILLARY who should have given more thought to what she was wearing.

Nah it's more like "After the break, where was the left's outrage over these incidents?! <show clips of Michelle wearing sleeveless dress>"

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Every day these people do something that makes me say, if Obama did that the Republicans would freak out. I’m exhausted.

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163 points · 3 months ago

Just wait til a Democrat is back in office and they're supposedly offended by everything he (or she) does.

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Team McCain criticized Obama for drinking Honest Tea too.

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THIS! I can literally hear Sean Hannity losing his fucking mind over Michelle Obama wearing this same jacket. He'd talk about it for days! Fox and Friends would cluck their tongues and wax nostalgic about a time when the White House was a respectful place. The whole thing would be fucking gross. And if the response from Michelle's press secretary was the same as Melania's (it's just a jacket), Fox would take that as a sign of just how it of touch liberals are, and how shameful it is.

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Hannity is very good at what he does. He could stretch it out for years, and his viewers would not be tired by repeatedly hearing it.

how it of touch liberals are

Ahh, the coastal liberal elites! Now listen to Hannity (Long Islander) in his Fox News studio (Manhattan) talking about how Trump, from his skyscraper in Manhattan, understands "real" Americans on the mainland.

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1.4k points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Imagine if Jackie Kennedy did that, or any of the other first ladies actually.

Actually I can't imagine any fucking person doing that, and I know some pretty classless human beings.

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Fox News would be flipping their shit if Michelle Obama wore anything like this. Hell, they gave Barack shit for wearing a tan suit. But because her name is Trump, they'll give her a pass.

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245 points · 3 months ago

Really it's a party thing. I'm pretty sure their new review process is "Did a Republican do this? It's great. Defend it.... Did any other party do it? It's terrible. Create a story to incite anger about it."

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I can see the Fox News Chyron now (during Bill's presidency):

"Hillary Clinton visits children wearing 'I don't really care. Do you?' jacket. Why do the Democrats hate children?"

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Hillary Clinton got shit for wearing expensive jackets. Not offensive or even ugly jackets. Just expensive ones.

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If Michelle Obama had done it there'd be riots.

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I feel like at this point she could straight up tweet "Hahahaah, you're all fucked, the secret police are about to kick down most of your doors and take you to camps" and the White House press would go "She's experimenting with slam poetry"

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I never would have thought you could be unqualified to be First Lady, but here we are.

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370 points · 3 months ago

That's ok. I'm sure he's got a fourth wife waiting somewhere to be called up.

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600 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Can we get a pic of this?

Edit: Thank you for the links. Unbelievably tasteless. Really, of all the things to pick to wear on a visit like this?!?

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Why is she wearing a jacket during the summer?

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Because she just doesn't care, do u?

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In Texas...

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And why do you need a jacket to go to Texas in summertime?

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Classic Melaria

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It was 80 and muggy in DC, when she wore it, for what it’s worth.

Not exactly jacket weather.

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It was 83 degrees F out, and muggy as hell, this afternoon in that area.

You know who's wearing a jacket outside right now? No one.
That jacket is a statement.

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It's stuff like this that makes the whole "we're living in a simulation" theory sound less crazy with each new day. Whoever is in charge of pushing the buttons is just having a laugh now.

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Sometimes there is a error in code that can cause cascading errors.

Seems to be the issue currently. We might need a quick reboot or scrap the whole thing and start over.

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And that's just the START of the fun on this trip:

https://splinternews.com/melania-trump-shows-how-much-she-cares-on-trip-to-meet-1827024283

Jeez, you would think Melania would sympathize with immigrants getting locked into hellish cages against their will...

Bonus points for the unintentionally honest reaction from WH spokesliar Stephanie Grisham concerning the message on the jacket:

"There was no hidden message."

Well, right. It's right out there in the open...

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Jesus Christ, we really are in the darkest, dumbest timeline.

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114 points · 3 months ago

Maybe a dog whistle to the base saying we don’t really care.

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But dog whistles are generally coded and subtle.

This is many things, but it is NOT subtle.

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The only thing I can think of is that she hates being the first lady and hates Trump so she is doing what she can to try to help it self destruct.

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134 points · 3 months ago

Yeah, she’s one of the least visible first ladies ever (certainly in recent times) and there has been evidence that she really wants no part of doing what they usually do. Trump is awful, but I can’t get any clue about Melania. She seems to have done the bare minimum expected of a candidate’s wife since the campaign, and some of the things have been so embarrassing that she almost has to have done them on purpose (this, the speech that was practically a copy of Michelle Obama’s, focusing on bullying when that’s all Trump does, etc.) But they almost seem like attempts at sabotage, not support.

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144 points · 3 months ago

And the White House spokesperson said there was “no hidden message”. Because it’s written right there.

No need to feel sorry for Melania any more. I know some people feel like she’s miserable and trapped - but she’s clearly as narcissistic and incapable of empathy as her husband.

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At least her clothes arent completely lying

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Jesus fucking christ. How do you wear shit like that knowing full well you will be photographed.

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Someone else mentioned that this is a tactic being used to derail the current news cycle. I’m not sure if that is the case or not. But for a rich woman whom I’ve never seen wear clothing with words priced at $39.00 this all seems very odd.

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From what is the question because focus is still on Trump’s policy

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