The Alleged Real Target Of Melania Trump’s Infamous “I Don’t Really Care” Jacket Has Finally Been Revealed And It’s Even Crazier Than You Think

Well, that certainly is not what I expected.

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Katie Rogers’ new book, American Woman: The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden, is set to hit shelves soon and it’s chock full of info about the US’s variety of first ladies over the decades, with a specific interest in America’s least favorite FLOTUS, Melania Trump.

Following multiple interviews with a variety of sources within Melania’s inner circle, Rogers is certainly not short on stories to tell about Donald Trump’s third wife during her one term as the First Lady of the United States. However, perhaps the most interesting snippet of new information to come out of Rogers’ upcoming tell-all is in connection to Melania Trump’s infamous jacket fiasco.

You know the one — when Melania Trump wore an army green jacket with the words, “I don’t really care. Do U?” emblazoned across the back during a trip to the border with her husband, as migrant children sat in cages, separated from their parents and families.

It was obviously assumed at the time that Melania was taking a pointed jab at immigrants (despite the fact that she is one herself) and openly expressing her lack of sympathy or empathy for the thousands suffering at the US border.

However, Rogers, a New York Times White House correspondent, has now come out with what was allegedly the real target of Melania Trump’s pointed message and, according to her, it wasn’t migrants, but rather her own step-daughter.

In excerpts of Rogers’ book published by the New York Post, Melania was “locked in a quiet competition for press coverage” with her eldest step-daughter Ivanka at the time of the incident.

Sources told Rogers that Melania was absolutely obsessed with the public perception of her and “often trawled Twitter to see what the press, her critics, and her supporters were saying about her.”

Despite the claim that the message was actually aimed at Donald’s daughter Ivanka, it remains unclear as to what, exactly, it was about.

The book notes that Melania found her step-children and their spouses’ deep involvement in their father’s presidential administration to be extremely inappropriate, with Rogers writing, “If she ever waged a battle over the issue, it is one she clearly lost: For four years, it was hard to see where the operations of the family business stopped and the Trump administration started.”

You can read the full excerpt from the New York Post here.

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