Melania Trump’s choice in outerwear for Thursday’s trip to a Texas detention center housing immigrant children was questionable. While her team first brushed off the green military-style jacket with “I really don’t care, do u?” on the back as “just a jacket” with “no hidden message,” President Trump later said it was a message. Not for the poor kids who had been torn away from their parents, but for the “fake news” media, his go-to line when he can’t come up with something better to say. Le sigh.
Needless to say, there’s a lot of outrage over the jacket, a planned distraction from the status of these more than 2,000 kids who were ripped apart from their families with no firm plans of reuniting them, and the administration in general. Trump’s favorite comedian, Kathy Griffin, was leading the charge, calling the Trumps “liars and criminals” — and there were a lot of others, like Judd Apatow, in her camp (“Nobody could dream them up in their worst nightmares”).
The jacket Melanie wore on the way to meeting the kids held in internment camps has “I don’t really care, do you?” written on the back.
Fuck these people and fuck anyone who says we should be polite to them or maintain decorum. pic.twitter.com/Velfj2Nr4j
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 21, 2018
You and your entire family are liars and criminals. https://t.co/SfjXLLbe2J
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 21, 2018
The hypocrisy of @FLOTUS going down to the border to speak broken English to our refugees in that dumb jacket is a little hard to swallow. For all the trump supporters who defend her by saying she speaks five languages—English isn’t one of them.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) June 21, 2018
These people are beyond fiction. Nobody could dream them up in their worst nightmares. Now imagine supporting them so you could turn your fifty billion into 70 billion. How much can anyone spend? How can someone like Murdoch, so close to the end, not care about people? https://t.co/5wFjpf7XRy
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 21, 2018
Appalled. As a human, and a proud child of immigration myself. Can’t believe the classless, senselessness of this. She is a mother herself, no? Just checking…🤔 #SheSHOULDcare 😡🤯😡🤯 #Repost @ninagarcia ・・・ Shame you don’t care @flotus especially being one of the only two First Ladies not born in the USA and an immigrant yourself as well as a mother. WE Really Do Care. @elleusa 🇺🇸
A post shared by Nina Dobrev (@nina) on Jun 22, 2018 at 10:27am PDT
No message? The jacket literally has a message on it. How does no one running this country understand the meaning of optics. Jesus! https://t.co/thBD9XxxCb
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 21, 2018
Melania Trump just won worst dressed for the century.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) June 21, 2018
You know what? I *am* going to be distracted by Melania’s fucking jacket. Whatever’s going on with her is really bad; if you hate your husband that much, leave him. If you hate your adopted country, you can leave that, too.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) June 21, 2018
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) June 22, 2018
Actress Diane Kruger, who celebrated becoming a citizen in 2013, blasted the “shameful leadership” of the Trump administration. “This is despicable and cowardly and above all shameful.”
America is the country I live in, the country I love. I’ve met the most open minded and kind hearted people on earth. And yet, the inhumanity and shameful leadership it has chosen (I guess most people actually didn’t chose this) to elect is breaking my heart. This is not the America I know. This goes beyond political orientation. This is despicable and cowardly and above all shameful
A post shared by Diane Kruger (@dianekruger) on Jun 22, 2018 at 12:42am PDT
Wow, she’s really starting to seem like the kind of person who would marry Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/LI6ZIjMEaT
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) June 22, 2018
Even the Fonz was unimpressed.
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) June 21, 2018
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Andy Cohen were among those who were at a loss.
It's endless with these morons.https://t.co/Zuph1E6qw7
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) June 22, 2018
A post shared by Andy Cohen (@bravoandy) on Jun 21, 2018 at 12:32pm PDT
Actress Busy Philipps hated the first lady’s “not caring” message.
Also. Fuck the message that NOT CARING is somehow "cool" or "on trend". I care so much and so deeply about so many things sometimes it physically hurts. That's what it means to be an empathetic human.
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) June 21, 2018
And reminded her followers that she does.
Actress Rashida Jones shared this meme, reminding people to vote.
A post shared by Rashida Jones (@rashidajones) on Jun 21, 2018 at 7:53pm PDT
Several stars shared this viral image.
A post shared by Mariska Hargitay (@therealmariskahargitay) on Jun 22, 2018 at 12:31am PDT
A post shared by Leslie Jones (@lesdogggg) on Jun 22, 2018 at 6:06am PDT
A post shared by Michelle Monaghan (@michellemonaghan) on Jun 21, 2018 at 6:17pm PDT
The Donald wasn’t the only one downplaying the drama. His son Don Jr. posted a photo of the jacket with a makeover, showing Trump critic Robert De Niro crying on the back.
It really is hard not to want to cry over all of this.
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