One day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop separating migrant children from their families at the U.S. border, First Lady Melania Trump decided to make a spontaneous trip to Texas to meet with the detained children. The trip was overshadowed by a detail so cruel that you’d criticize it for being too on-the-nose if this were a movie: she wore a $39 Zara jacket with the words “I don’t really care, do u?” on the back.
At best, this gaffe demonstrates just how incompetent the staff in this administration really is: did no one see the jacket before she boarded the plane? Did no one have literally any other item of clothing to give her? At worst, though the jacket is a macabre reminder of just how little the very people who created this policy care about its dire implications.
Almost immediately after the photos of Melania wearing the jacket appeared online, people began reacting with a mixture of shock and disgust. But, remember, this is the internet, and the jacket is essentially a solid background with white letters. You know what that means, don’t you? It’s highly photoshop-able, which is one of the very few conditions for memes.
Laughter is one of the only ways to attempt to get through this dark timeline, and memes provide some relief, even if it only lasts for a mere moment. If that’s what you need right now, then take a look at some of the best Melania jacket memes.
i want a girl with a short skirt and the wrooooooooooong jacket https://t.co/3Z8ADMtlUf— lvl45 CHAOS POTUS who thinks 'the jacket is cool' (@thetomzone) June 21, 2018
here's the jacket i'm wearing on my way to the border pic.twitter.com/IYfuiB9BSg— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 21, 2018
Awwww. Donald and Melania Trump are wearing HIS and HER jackets today. pic.twitter.com/LDCJo35JCH— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) June 21, 2018
.@FLOTUS spokesperson says "there was no hidden message." Yeah, exactly, it's NOT HIDDEN AT ALL. Also, why the hell is she wearing a jacket to visit Texas in June? The only way this could be more intentional is if she had on a fur coat that said "Fuck Immigrants."— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) June 21, 2018
Fixed Melania's jacket. I knew those 15 seasons of "Project Runway" would come in handy one day! pic.twitter.com/KxDlJm1zYh— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) June 21, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Melania trump’s next wardrobe choice when she visits homeless shelters pic.twitter.com/16AeDZBn6U— Ezra Viale 🌈 (@NoahViale) June 21, 2018
Here's why the "I really don't care" jacket worn by Melania Trump matters.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 21, 2018
Michelle's sleeveless dress caused outrage.
Barack caught hell for a tan suit.
If either Obama went to a humanitarian crisis with messaging like this, right-wing America would've hammered them forever. pic.twitter.com/EsuzxoC4JE
Since Melania Trump's jacket said "I really don't care"...— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 21, 2018
I set up https://t.co/GL1FF0KpBs
Click the link and it'll take you to a site where you can donate to 14 awesome groups helping immigrants all at once. Feel free to RT if that's your jam. pic.twitter.com/TPc4y4ZUfh