First lady Melania Trump traveled Thursday to visit a Texas shelter for migrant children, telling officials: ““I’m here to learn about your facility.” But as The Reliable Source’s Emily Heil reported, images of the first lady’s fashion statement — photos from her takeoff and return at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland — quickly went viral. That’s because on the back of Trump’s $39 Zara jacket was the brash, brush-effect lettering: “I really don’t care, do u?”
The mixed messaging handed critics of the Trump administration’s handling of the border crisis — including the separation of thousands of immigrant families — an easy meme for painting their visual takedowns.
Here is how some artists responded.
Washington-based illustrator and children’s book artist Juana Medina, who immigrated from her native Colombia:
Political cartoonist Daryl Cagle of Cagle Cartoons:
New York artist and designer Justin Teodoro:
And Mexican American artist-activist Lalo Alcaraz (“La Cucaracha”) references a Spanish phrase that essentially means “I don’t give a damn” — though it can have a more profane meaning — for his green-jacketed cartoon.