The First Lady made it too easy.
She popped into a class where children were learning about angles and lines, and then an English Language Arts class where the kids were learning how to celebrate the Fourth of July. Remember that whole "where's Melania" debacle in May?
In a few minutes, people started spoofing the jacket and adding their own messages. But she has lots and lots of jackets.
The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, responded to the jacket story.More news: North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes state visit to China
Maybe we should just go back to the original market for the jacket to find its meaning for Melania Trump: young women who want to make a statement but aren't able to voice it publicly - so they wear their ennui on their backs.
United States President Donald Trump came to the rescue of First Lady Melania Trump who is being criticised for wearing a jacket featuring an insensitive message on its back.
You could say the jacket's message is a fitting metaphor for the first lady's attempts at softening some of the president's more brutal and unpopular policies, in that it completely undermines them.
During her visit, Melania asked what could be done to help facilitate the quick reunification of the migrant families. "She was concerned about it", Grisham said.
She said: "Her goals are to thank law enforcement and social services providers for their hard work, lend support and hear more on how the administration can build upon the already existing efforts to reunite children with their families". "She told him, 'I'm headed down to Texas, '" Grisham said. 'Before you leave the house, look in the mirror, and take off that jacket'. Let's assume she needed a jacket. a woman with a vast wardrobe and access to a stylist had other jacket options to choose from. 'It was one of those two things'.
Immigration advocate David Leopold said he first assumed, when a friend sent him the photos, that it was an altered photo meant to be a joke. "That's like saying if you play an Aerosmith song forwards, it contains hidden messages about love in an elevator". "We don't like to see families separated", Trump said.
At the round table discussion, to which she invited multiple press outlets, Melania merely skimmed the surface when speaking with officials.