Be Best!

I wish I was making this up, kids. From Vox:

While boarding an Air Force plane to visit migrant children at the Texas-Mexico border on Thursday, Melania Trump wore a jacket with the phrase “I really don’t care, do u?” scrawled on the back, as reported earlier by the Daily Mail.

She left her hat on the plane. It is also from the Marie Antoinette Collection at Zara, the same fashion house that made her $39 jacket.

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Here’s the jacket and the original:

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It’s a bizarre and insensitive choice both for the nature of the occasion and in a cultural moment where public outrage for Trump’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy is fervid and widespread.


The jacket isn’t only notable for its seemingly offensive phrase — it’s notable because the first lady has a tendency to wear exclusively high-end designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino when she appears in public.


This isn’t the first time Melania Trump has caused controversy with her wardrobe choices. She famously wore stiletto heels while traveling, coincidentally, to Texas previously to survey the damage from Hurricane Harvey. (On Thursday, however, she wore Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.)

I honestly don’t know why she unbent her feet to fit into sneakers when some in the media have the bar for her lowered so far down that she could easily step over it while wearing her usual sky-high heels.

Trump’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham addressed the jacket worn earlier in the day when asked. “It’s a jacket,” she reportedly said. “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.”

Nope, no hidden message. It was finally out in the open for all the world to see.

It’s hard to believe that nobody involved — Melania herself, her stylist Hervé Pierre, or her spokesperson — couldn’t have foreseen the backlash to such a jacket. Yet in an administration characterized by equivocation and outright falsehoods, it’s not that surprising to hear that it’s hoping people ignore a statement that’s literally printed on a jacket.

Plus, in an essentially infinite world of fast-fashion jackets, why wear one that implies you don’t care about the issue you’re on your way to deal with?

Maybe to deflect attention once again from the fact that her husband put babies and toddlers in detention camps? Better to talk about Malaria’s fashion choices than to think about little kids getting injections of psychotropic drugs? Or maybe we aren’t supposed to focus on kids being tortured by the United States of America?


Since you’re here, kids, maybe you want to click over to read Charles Blow‘s take on Twitler and Malaria. He points out that she had no qualms about wasting millions of dollars of taxpayer money so her little snowflake Barron wouldn’t suffer the horrible trauma of having to change exclusive private schools in the middle of the school year, because that is so much worse than innocent children being ripped from the arms of their parents in a strange place.


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26 responses to “Be Best!

  1. Hey nonnie, her jacket should be the official mission statement of that entire corporation, I mean administration. Well done.

    • Hi cynical one without equal. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a poorly vetted cover-up is a source of concern with the feckless trophy wife. Poorly planned cover-ups are a theme for this administration.

      • It appears that Samantha Bee used the “C-Word” on the wrong female member of the Drumpf family. Well, maybe it’s an additional family member, given Ivanka’s status as having eared that as well.

        #JabbaTheTrump is a family man, a felony-family man, and his off-spring are all cut from the same cloth; that cloth is used Nazi uniforms, dyed neutral colors for camouflage.

        PS: That “C-Word” is “Creep”…or one of your choosing.

        • Hi Howard,

          Welcome to The Raisin! 🙂

          I think just about every prominent female in the White House and in the administration need a new and harsher word to describe them. But let’s not be sexist, the men deserve the same word. I just wish I could think of one despicable and disgusting enough that will encompass their evil and heartlessness. I think we either need a new word. Any suggestions, my dear Raisinettes? Maybe Feckless Trunts?

          • Judith Mitchell


          • Melaneva Braun? Probably too clunky.

            I’ve always called Trump’s inner circle the Trumplings, to distinguish them from the rank-and-file cult followers, the Trumpanzees. For Ivanka or Melania….. Trumpolina? Marie Antrumpette? Trumpella De Vil?

            Since the family-separation thing blew up, I have Kristjen Nielsen pegged as “Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS”, but that’s too obvious to be clever.

            • If you want to cut down on typing, when you are referring to Malaria and Ivanka at the same time, just refer to them as the sister-wives.

              By the way, did you know (I didn’t until yesterday) that Ivanka’s given name is Ivana, like her mother? The added K is silicone.

              The absolute best name I have seen fro Kristjen Nielsen was feckless cjunt. 😆 You have no idea how much I wish I had thought of that!

  2. It’s hard to believe that nobody involved — Melania herself, her stylist Hervé Pierre, or her spokesperson — couldn’t have foreseen the backlash to such a jacket.

    This implies a level of tone-deafness equivalent to not being able to hear anything if one were standing inside a church bell when a truckload of gongs slammed into it. Either she can’t read English very well and her entourage has the IQ of styrofoam, or….. sorry, I can’t actually think of another possibility. It’s certainly not going to distract from the family-separation atrocity.

  3. the rub

    the problem is that we’ve stooped to a point of infantilism. no sane woman with an ounce of integrity and pride would stoop to such a stunt. we can’t assume melanoma has the ability to be intelligent or aware enough to make reasonable and smart decisions for herself. look who she chose to be married to.

    • Malaria was raised by parents in a country where the people were suffering. However, her chain migration daddy was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, and somehow, he and his wife and his children were able to live very well while those around them were in dire straits. I think she knows exactly what she was doing by wearing that jacket. She is a selfish, self-centered moneygrubber, just like her father and her husband. The turd doesn’t fall far from the asshole.

  4. Electoral-Vote is speculating that since Melania is known to hate doing public appearances, she deliberately botched this one (using the jacket) so she won’t be asked to do any more of them. I suppose that’s possible.

    • She used her son as an excuse to put off moving to D.C. as long as possible, so why would it be hard to believe she would pull this stunt so she could live her life in private? Frankly, I prefer when she is missing.

  5. Flower Child

    We don’t care about you, Melania.

    • Hi Flower Chld,

      Welcome to The Raisin! 🙂

      You are correct, we don’t care about her. Should we all get jackets that say, THE FEELING IS MUTUAL!!!?

  6. Teresa

    Melania knew exactly what she was doing !!
    Flip flopping just like her SOB husband !
    All those back wood white trash base of his
    Keep drinking the kook-aid !
    Remember all those white kids that are shooting
    up schools!!! Yeah I said it “ white kids “ murderers
    Melania your a immigrant, supposedly legal , we should send you back oops like ice is doing the same to legal Mexican citizens
    Puerto Rico people are U.S citizens!!
    Your Hitler husband and you family don’t give
    a shit about nobody else !! Just yourselves!!!

    • Hi Teresa,

      Remember when Malaria was going to have her big press conference where she would show proof that she was in this country legally? Did I miss it, because I don’t remember a press conference?

      Malaria, her husband, his family and administration have proven time and time again that they don’t give a damn about anyone other than themselves and the 1%. Flint still does not have clean water, and they don’t say a word about it. Hurricane season is here, and Puerto Rico is still at risk. Non-whites are being shot by cops, and people are being shot when they go to school, church, the movies, concerts, nightclubs and everywhere else, and nothing is done. All they care about is money. I’m not religious, but I am hoping there is a Hell, because they all deserve to go there.

  7. We can complain all we want BUT the answer is to VOTE, starting with the mid terms. GET RID OF THE CONGRESSIONAL HENCHMEN & ENABLERS. Then take him apart two years later!.

    • Hi Philip,

      Welcome to The Raisin! 🙂

      You’re correct. The only way to change the direction this country is going is to VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. Even if a Dem is on the ballot who is not as progressive as you like, a Dem Congress is the only way to put the brakes on Twitler and his thugs. We have to stop the flow of rightwing judges being approved. Once we get the flames in the burning house under control, we can argue about what color to repaint the kitchen. I don’t remember who to give credit to on Facebook, but what he said sticks with me:


  8. Pat

    Debate over First Lady’s fashion choices is the least of what we should be concerned about in this “womp womp” administration. The focus now should be on maintaining pressure on ALL parts of government until separated children are returned to parents.

    • Hi Pat,

      Welcome to The Raisin! 🙂

      I know it seems silly to talk about the stupid jacket, but it really isn’t. You see, this is just another distraction in a very, very long series of distractions. Let me see if I can frame my argument with a practical example.

      Do you ever watch reality shows? If you do, you might notice that it really is the same shit over and over again. The producers will set up a new theme or problem or contest to keep things exciting. They’ll have new people or go to new settings to try to keep it interesting. However, after you’ve watched for a while, you stop being distracted by the new people (who are just reincarnations of the previous casts) and the new settings, and you realize you are being fed the same thing over and over and over again, and you finally realize you are being manipulated, and you either stop watching, or you hate-watch it in order to point out to others that you know that they are manipulating viewers and that their distractions are no longer working.

      The constant shiny objects being thrown out by Twitler and his thugs have worked pretty well so far, and I think that’s due mostly to the media. They are more concerned about their viewership numbers and the number of clicks they can get at Twitter. If we hold their feet to the fire by pointing out how they are falling for the distractions, maybe they will do a better job. They have been lowering the bar for Malaria and the rest since the very beginning. Some are still weaving a fairy tale around her as though she is some kind of force for good who will soften her husband’s policies. They did the same thing with Ivanka, the daughter/sister-wife. Now Malaria, through the jacket, has shown her true colors. She is not Rapunzel trapped in the tower or some kind of kindly fairy godmother who is looking out for the children. She is a self-centered, selfish woman who doesn’t give a shit about anyone but herself.

      What I am trying to say, very awkwardly, is that you can only be distracted so many times before you realize you are looking in the wrong place. All this attention on Malaria has taught us to ignore her. Notice how you don’t hear anything from the daughter/sister-wife these days other than some stupid tone-deaf tweets once in a while? She has become insignificant, because she has been exposed for what she is. Once we get rid of all the distractions, Twitler and his thugs won’t be able to hide all the shit they are doing, and they won’t be able to blame everyone else

      Sorry to blabber on for so long. In a nutshell, I guess I could have said, it’s really not about the jacket. 😉

  9. Jenifer

    People please do not forget this crap when it is time to vote. We must get out there. Your vote does count and without voters voting and the candidate with the most votes win (unless they cheat). Also if you have sometime offer to help with a local or state campaign where you live. State laws actually effect you on a more personal way then the Federal government when it comes to public education, medical care, social service, local and state sales tax, road ect. It is our time to at least change the leadership in the house or watch SS and Medicare to be dumped and used to pay for the rich and corporate tax cuts instead.

    • Hi Jenifer!

      What you said is so important. Vote in every election! It matters, whether it’s for President or the local school board or city commission. This next election, there will be no Electoral College excuses. If you live in a blue state, don’t think that you vote doesn’t matter, because the EV votes will go to the dem. Every vote does count this time, and every office is important. State legislatures decided who is allowed to vote, so even if you only care about presidential elections, you still have to vote. Of course, what you point out is very important, too–roads, taxes education, etc.–things that make our lives better or more miserable. Vote because you, your family, and your neighbors matter more than the corporation down the road that has been enriched greatly already and does nothing to enrich your life.

  10. SuRay

    Why has nothing been said of a DNA database to reunite children separated from their parents? It’s fast, simple and relatively cheap. Just send cheek swab kits to every individual caught up in this dragnet of inhumanity called US immigration policy.

    • Hi SuRay,

      Welcome to The Raisin!

      I asked the same thing on Twitter. The FBI has labs where DNA testing can be done. Of course, the tests would have to be done under the supervision of an independent body (attorneys, immigrant agencies, for example) who can make sure that the samples are destroyed so they can’t be used later on by the government for any nefarious purposes. The lying Rethugs keeps saying they are distressed over not knowing if children actually belong to the people bringing them here. DNA testing would solve that problem. If a child’s DNA doesn’t match the accompanying adult, then investigations can be started immediately to find out what the connection is and whether the adult has nefarious motives. That solves two problems with one solution.