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White House Scrambles To Defend Melania Trump Over Coat She Wore On 9/11

The White House is lashing out at social media users who criticized first lady Melania Trump over a coat she wore in a photo tweeted by President Trump on Wednesday to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Spokesperson Stephanie Grisham, who previously worked with the first lady, told reporters it was “ridiculous” that some Twitter users called the coat insensitive.

Some Twitter users noted that the trim on the back of the first lady’s coat appeared to resemble a skyscraper with a smaller object hovering nearby, which some said resembled the images of the World Trade Center being struck by aircraft.

The first lady’s fashion choices are often heavily scrutinized on social media and Melania Trump faced a similar controversy after she traveled to the border alongside the president to inspect conditions while wearing a jacket emblazoned with the phrase “I don’t really care, do you?”
Grisham, then the first lady’s spokesperson, fired back at the press last year, urging the media to focus on important issues.

“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,” she said at the time.

Here are some of the tweets:

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