White House Dismisses Criticism That Melania's Coat in 9/11 Photo Features Image of Tower Being Hit by a Plane
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?!? https://t.co/7hhBjooU4z— Abe (@Abe) 1568199030.0
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? 🙁… https://t.co/862XdZWgGE— Linda Childers (@Linda Childers) 1568223056.0
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 thi… https://t.co/UuCphvHW2G— Ashley Spivey (@Ashley Spivey) 1568215924.0
@WajahatAli 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 wha… https://t.co/xJObobXtwP— SUN (@SUN) 1568220417.0
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.
@AbeBeeEeeC 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 (@Judy Sanders) 1568294041.0
@AbeBeeEeeC Lol. I can see the resemblance but it’s nothing more than a slit in the coat held together with an embr… https://t.co/GnO9DKHBRD— Brie Urbonas (@Brie Urbonas) 1568250006.0
@AbeBeeEeeC I dont care for them however,.who has the time to nick pick a stitch. OmG...— Lynnette (@Lynnette) 1568275957.0
@AbeBeeEeeC Umm... No. It isn't. We should give her a break: her life is hard enough being married to her...spouse.— GRINCHY SQUISH, Shield of my people (@GRINCHY SQUISH, Shield of my people) 1568261949.0
@AbeBeeEeeC 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 (@Kenny Cook, Actor/Writer) 1568257993.0
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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