Often we get into arguments about whether a politician is truly evil or just stupid. It’s a bad argument. It distracts us with an endless loop. Are they evil or are they stupid, are they evil or are they stupid, and we stop focusing on doing what needs to be done.
In the case of Melania Trump’s choice of jacket today, I’m going to go with evil. Arrogant, entitled, bitchy, condescending, kickdown evil.
First off, she got a lot of undeserved credit for making a statement on the issue, even though it was a half hearted statement “Oh, I feel so bad for the poor children, and Democrats and Republicans must work to change the situation.” It was really a lame, manipulative, self-serving, bullshit statement, but the press acted like she was suddenly Mother Theresa.
And then this. On a trip to visit the dear little incarcerated children, she wore a jacket that said, on the back of it “I don’t really care, do U?”
One of Melania’s aides said there was no hidden message, and Trump said ‘she was referring to the Fake News,’ which makes no sense at all.
The message was not hidden. It was in plain sight. Now, I’m not saying that Melanie Trump is the next Hedy Lamar, but she is a professional fashion model and knows a thing or two about being photographed, and you can be damn sure she knew what the jacket said, and how it would be interpreted.
She really does not care. And, like her husband, we know that she doesn’t care, and she knows that we know that she doesn’t care. And she doesn’t care.