Melania: My ‘Don’t Care’ Jacket Was for My Critics and ‘Left Wing Media,’ Not Migrant Children

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During an interview broadcast on Friday, first lady Melania Trump firmly denied speculation that she wore a jacket earlier this year in order to convey that she didn’t care about migrant children separated from their parents.

“It’s obvious. I didn’t wear the jacket for the children,” she told ABC’s Tom Llamas.

As IJR previously noted, many criticized her for traveling to visit migrant children while wearing a jacket that read, “I REALLY DON’T CARE DO U?” But according to her, the jacket was a sign for her critics and the “left wing media.”

“I want to show them that I don’t care. You can criticize, whatever you want to say, you can say. But it will not stop me to do what’s right,” she explained.

Watch her comments below:

Trump even said she wore the jacket more after seeing how much it bothered some in the media, adding, “After the visit, I put it back on because I see how [the] media got upset about it, obsessed about it.”

The first lady also faced criticism during her trip to Africa where she wore an outfit that some suggested was inappropriate. According to CNN’s Betsy Klein and Kate Bennet, her outfit evoked “colonialist comparison.”

When asked about concerns with her clothing, Trump told the press she wished people would focus on what she did, not what she wore.

During her interview, the first lady also commented on her husband’s alleged infidelities. Trump told Llamas that those issues weren’t a concern or focus for her and that she had much more important things to do.

Watch her comments below:

Although she denied telling her husband’s legal adviser, Rudy Giuliani, that she dismissed porn star Stormy Daniels’ allegations, she said that her marriage was “fine” and that she loved her husband.

Check out more of her interview here:

She indicated that reports were false in stating she wasn’t happy at the White House, didn’t live there, or was out of touch.

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She’s been brainwashed by her lying, no good, hateful, idiot husband!! I feel sorry for her……

Monica Tibbetts
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Monica Tibbetts

First Lady- you are the most gracious first lady I have ever seen. You are beautiful. Your smile brightens up a room. I am proud that you are America’s First Lady. Everything I have seen you wear or decorated has been exquisite. I am so sorry for the way the… Read more »

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Some of the press is so left wing that if they go any more left they will find themselves in the-sewer they have created. God help them when they fall in that stench. First Lady Melania’s behavior is what the country needs – caring & classy. We are fortunate to… Read more »

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I always knew what Melanie was trying to say wearing that jacket —-she does not care what the anti media says about her—-she is going to do what she is lead to do. I applaud her for that.
She is a very classy lady in every sense of the
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For goodness sake,leave the lovely gracious First Lady to her important work. ABC if you can’t treat her with respect, search another story!!

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N- well said indeed🙏👏🏻👍🏻

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