President Donald Trump tweeted a photograph of First Lady Melania Trump and him commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks, but a detail on the First Lady’s coat is raising eyebrows.
Eagle-eyed observers noticed that the white stitching of Melania’s coat resembles a skyscraper—and a button flap on top of it resembles a plane, resulting in an unfortunate resemblance to a plane flying into a tower. Not the best look for 9/11.
Check out the photo below.
Is…is that a plane crashing into one of the twin towers in the back of Melania’s coat?!? pic.twitter.com/7hhBjooU4z
— Abe Caldwell (@AbeBeeEeeC) September 11, 2019
People were quick to notice the unfortunate design.
Is it just me or does the image on Melania’s coat/dress look like one of the Twin Towers being hit by a plane? 🙁🤦🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/1vLSRYlO1e
— Linda Childers (@lindarchilders) September 11, 2019
I’m sure I’m not the first one to spot this but who in the world thought it was a good idea for Melania to wear this coat in the 9/11 photo. It legit looks like an object is flying into a tower or the Washington Monument pic.twitter.com/w2qOpxP15G
— Ashley Spivey (@AshleySpivey) September 11, 2019
This is the part I can't get past.
It's the "I don't care, Do U?" 2.0.
That's not 'shopped. That's what both Don and Melania posted.
Her jacket has stitching that's a building with a plane crashed into it. pic.twitter.com/9GHC9izjaJ
— SUN. (@ictussunshine) September 11, 2019
Though little more than an unfortunate coincidence, people soon began talking about the coat. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham had a terse response to the observation:
Even Trump’s critics were inclined to agree.
Does no one know anything about fashion? It’s a stitched pleat with a tab enclosure. I’m a Democrat AND a seamstress!
— Judy Sanders (@JayBeeinZee888) September 12, 2019
Lol. I can see the resemblance but it’s nothing more than a slit in the coat held together with an embroidered button. If this is the Trump news of the day, he did pretty well. #icantbelievethisisnews #letsmoveon
— Brie Urbonas (@offthehookcc) September 12, 2019
I dont care for them however,.who has the time to nick pick a stitch. OmG…
— Tammy (@cardone98) September 12, 2019
Umm… No. It isn't. We should give her a break: her life is hard enough being married to her…spouse.
— SQUISHY (@ChelSquishBud) September 12, 2019
I can't stand @realDonaldTrump and can't wait for him to lose in 2020, but this story is just ridiculous!
— Kenny Cook, Actor/Writer (@kennycook64) September 12, 2019
This isn’t the first time Melania Trump’s fashion choice has caused controversy. When boarding a plane to a detention center in McAllen, Texas during the family separation crisis, she wore a jacket with the words “I really don’t care. Do u?”
It didn’t go over well.
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