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    The US first lady has on several occasions come under fire for her wardrobe choices, including a row over the now-infamous “Don’t Really Care” jacket during her trip to the Texas border with Mexico amid the migrant child crisis. The recent uproar was triggered by the stitching on her outfit resembling, according to some, a skyscraper and plane.

    White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, who used to represent Melania Trump herself, has rebuffed criticism over the coat the FLOTUS wore in a photo taken while commemorating the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, posted on her and her husband’s Twitter accounts with the pledge “We will never forget”.

    ​She dismissed claims that the trim and button tab on Mrs Trump’s coat was questionable, as some commenters suggested that it looked like a skyscraper and plane flying in its direction.

    "It's ridiculous", Grisham told USA Today.

    Once again, Melania Trump’s outfit has made national headlines due to heated debates online. Many suggested, jokingly or seriously, that this time the coat is not just a coat.

    ​However, her husband’s appearance was also mocked.

    ​Others seemed to agree with Grisham, suggesting that the whole argument is preposterous.

    ​Even those who described themselves as anti-Trump sided with the FLOTUS.

    ​In less than three years as the US first lady, Melania Trump has been mocked or criticised on numerous occasions for her clothing choices. Last year, US media ripped into her outfit selection when she donned a white pith helmet while sitting in a safari vehicle during her trip to Africa, being ridiculed for her perceived imitation of European explorers and conquerors. In the summer of 2018, media and social networks exploded with outrage after she wore a designer khaki jacket with a print on the back reading: "I really don't care, do u?" as she departed on a visit to a migrant child centre in Texas.



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