Donald Trump`s callous, cynical and inhumane immigration policy that separates children from their parents at the border is antithetical to the compassion and love of Jesus Christ as depicted in the Gospels. Trump`s evangelical base, for the most part, supports his immigration policies, but it`s anathema to most Americans, including many Republican Congressional leaders.
In an effort to put a human face on the administration`s immigration policy Melania Trump went to a Texas detention center. The incisive questions she posed to the staff demonstrated that she was well-versed on the subject, and her concern for the migrant children was manifest.
But the First Lady blasted the good optics of her trip to Texas by wearing a green, hooded military jacket with huge graffiti-style message that read: I really don`t care, do u?
When asked what message the first lady intended to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: “It`s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today`s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn`t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe. ”
Grisham is correct that there was no subliminal message, it was loud and clear: I really don`t care! Why did Melania choose to wear a heavy coat, in 80 degree heat no less, on a day when she was trying to show that she empathizes with the plight of migrant children?
This essay isn`t a critique of Melania`s fashion sensibilities, I don`t give a crap what designer she wears, it`s an indictment of the message written on the damn jacket.
“I really don`t care” is the mission statement of the Trump administration, the president and his cabinet don`t care about immigrants, the environment, women`s rights, gay and lesbian rights, to say nothing about our democratic institutions.
Melania, we get the message: You really don`t care.
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