Former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham says that Donald Trump “exploded” at Melania Trump for wearing the infamous army green jacket with the message, “I really don’t care, do u?” written across the back to visit a migrant children’s shelter in 2018. The Washington Post recounted the controversial jacket story from Grisham’s upcoming book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House.”
According to the book, the first lady wore the infamous $39 Zara jacket on a trip to Upbring New Hope Children’s Shelter in McAllen, Texas, to visit migrant children who had been separated from their parents. When Melania and Grisham (who worked for the first lady at the time) returned to the White House, Trump yelled at Melania, saying, “What the hell were you thinking?” After the media created a firestorm around the first lady’s jacket, Melania’s then-advisor, Grisham, tweeted: “If media would spend their time & energy on her actions & efforts to help kids – rather than speculate & focus on her wardrobe – we could get so much accomplished on behalf of children. #SheCares #ItsJustAJacket.”
A few months after the jacket controversy, Melania changed her story. Melania told ABC News’ Tom Llamas that she wore the jacket “for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me. And I want to show them that I don’t care.” And show them, she did.