Jill Biden May Have Just Epically Shaded Melania Trump During Her UK Trip—And The Internet Is Here For It
In 2018, then-First Lady Melania Trump was captured making a trip to detention facilities for immigrant children on the US-Mexico border wearing an army-style jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" on the back.
The incident would go on to mark Melania's time in office as First Lady, as her attitude was commented on throughout her single term. She later specifically mentioned the jacket was aimed at anyone who criticized her, which many hailed as a completely inappropriate stunt while visiting frightened detained children.
Melania Trump’s message painted in caps on the back of her jacket, couldn’t have been clearer: “ I REALLY DONT CARE… https://t.co/ApcO6gMz2w— Mia Farrow (@Mia Farrow) 1529634416.0
So when Dr. Jill Biden, our current First Lady, wore a jacket with text that simply said "Love" on the back of it to visit Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Johnson right before the 2021 G7 Summit, many took it as a particular act of shade against Melania Trump.
Dr. Biden told Bloomberg she did, indeed, intend to send a message with the jacket.
"I think that we're bringing love from America," she said.
"I think that this [G7 Summit] is a global conference and we're trying to bring unity across the globe and I think that's important right now that you have a sense of unity."
REPORTER: “Can you explain the message on the back of your jacket?" .@FLOTUS: "Oh, the love? I think that we're br… https://t.co/En0ecjmqdQ— Daily Caller (@Daily Caller) 1623340429.0
@DailyCaller @FLOTUS What the hell, no stripper heels either? No grim arrogant face, no slapping her husband’s hand away in public?— Linda England (@Linda England) 1623341866.0
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden has her "LOVE" jacket back on, as President Biden is working to mend relationships at the… https://t.co/u9iaYRGTPY— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin) 1623339239.0
@JakeLobin They are the BEST! It is so refreshing to see our 1st couple across the pond doing good things & not mak… https://t.co/jAZhLf31e3— Esmonda (@Esmonda) 1623340580.0
Former President Trump's visits to the UK were marred by his own behavior and the nation's intolerance for him.
For awhile, a large balloon depicting a baby version of Trump was floating around the UK.
At one point, it directly coincided with his visit—something that made the former President extremely unhappy.
@JakeLobin Notice that no one is flying a baby blimp, like they did when you-know-who came.— Sean #BlackLivesMatter (@Sean #BlackLivesMatter) 1623339327.0
@JakeLobin How it started........................what we voted for https://t.co/R77Ui4osyR— End the Filibuster Gun Reform Infrastructure = NOW (@End the Filibuster Gun Reform Infrastructure = NOW) 1623343257.0
@JakeLobin @ChristopherHahn Yin and Yang. So grateful for @DrBiden - a sensitive, intelligent, fully present First… https://t.co/8cq6oskDPI— Erin Quigley (@Erin Quigley) 1623340335.0
@JakeLobin Like day and night…💙 https://t.co/6yuv4StY5x— Shootsfromthehip 🙋♀️😉🌊😷 💉🖤🤍🤎🌈🥂 (@Shootsfromthehip 🙋♀️😉🌊😷 💉🖤🤍🤎🌈🥂) 1623381864.0
Jennifer Jacobs, the journalist from Bloomberg who got Dr. Biden's answer about the jacket, said herself Dr. Biden appeared to be trolling Melania Trump.
@JenniferJJacobs A lot nicer than "I don't care, do you?" A lot nicer.— Peter Shankman (@Peter Shankman) 1623334963.0
@JenniferJJacobs Remember when the media had the appalling gall to call the "I don't care, do you" party "values voters"?— Bo Gardiner 🌎 (@Bo Gardiner 🌎) 1623340973.0
@JenniferJJacobs @FLOTUS Queen of Shade 😉 https://t.co/rTPzH7KAjY— dominique6138 (@dominique6138) 1623337958.0
@JenniferJJacobs Dr. Biden has been planning this for three years. https://t.co/RbSnompWlT— Nick 😷 (@Nick 😷) 1623334885.0
Whether or not it was intentional, Dr. Biden's message still stands in stark contrast to former First Lady Melania Trump's.