Melania’s jacket is so very Trumpian.

It’s the Latest Example of the Trump Administration Ditching the Dog Whistle for a Bullhorn

It’s the Latest Example of the Trump Administration Ditching the Dog Whistle for a Bullhorn

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 22 2018 6:48 PM

Who Needs Subtext, Anyway

Melania Trump ditched subtlety and became a human billboard.

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First lady Melania Trump in Maryland on Thursday, wearing a jacket with the words “I really don't care, do you?” after her visit with child migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

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