A $39 jacket made by Zara with a graffiti tagged slogan "I really don't care. Do u?" across the back was worn by our first lady, Melania Trump, on the way to a children's "Tender Age" holding camp.
"It's a jacket," said Melania's spokesperson. "There was no hidden message."
A truthful statement in the fact that the message was not hidden.
"I really don't care" ("Me Ne Frego)" was the slogan of the early Mussolini Black Shirt storm troopers.
Donald Trump and Mussolini's thin-skinned, vindictive personalities are eerily similar, including appointing sons-in-law as foreign ministers.
Zara has a history of creating controversy with its clothing, including a "concentration camp" striped shirt with a yellow star, a swastika handbag and a "Pepe the Alt-Right Frog" shirt.
Sometimes "a cigar is just a cigar," but it is hard to believe "It's just a jacket" in the dog-whistle world of Trump(ism).
Michael T. Hinojosa, Drain