Stephen Colbert, the host who helped take the previously mass-appeal world of late night talk shows into the realm of strictly left-wing political activism, attacked First lady Melania Thursday night because of the jacket she wore while boarding a plane to visit children at a border detention center.
During Colbert’s monologue, he castigated her fashion choice which, he said, was made in “the middle of the worst moral scandal in recent memory”
— which, by the way, he called “Donald Trump’s pro-baby-snatchin’ agenda.”
As a reminder, that “scandal” was the adherence to the left-wing 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from February of 2016 (explained further by yours truly here).
Colbert charged that Melania’s trip to visit illegal immigrant children was “to try and humanize” the centers, being that she’s the Trump White House’s “most high-profile detainee.”
The former Daily Show cast member apparently didn’t realize the very same practice of family detention and child separation occurred under the Obama administration (read more about that important point in my article here).
Colbert noted the First Lady “cut right to the big question” upon arriving, showing a clip of her asking how she could help “these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible.”
The host then answered:
“Ma’am, I know how you can help. Unfortunately, it involves speaking to your husband, but desperate times call for desperate measures.”
Then Colbert addressed the jacket:
“Today, on her way to show that she cares, Melania wore a jacket that says: ‘I really don’t care. Do U?’”
The audience booed.
“When I heard that she was doing this,” Colbert recounted, “I thought, ‘Okay, this is what first ladies often do — go to a troubled area, see the children, show that we care. You can’t mess that up.’”
Well, it’s what some first ladies do. Michelle Obama didn’t (for more on that, and to see how Melania stacks up, see here).
Colbert followed with this:
“Guess what? I spoke too soon.”
He noted Melania’s spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, had declared it was just a jacket she wore on and off the plane, and that there was “no hidden message.”
“Right,” he continued, “it’s definitely not hidden. It’s right on the back, and I’m gonna guess this is one message she did not steal from Michelle Obama.”
Visiting the children was also something she didn’t get from Michelle.
Colbert wasn’t the only one to read into the jacket, which is a fashion item by Zara than can be purchased for $39.
Another clothing company, incidentally, has already created the “I Really Do Care” jacket, as trumpeted by leftist rag Teen Vogue.
CNN’s editor-at-large, Chris Cillizza, announced, “Melania Trump’s ‘I really don’t care. Do U?’ jacket was no mistake.”
Some suggested the jacket was meant to distract from Trump’s Satan-worthy crime against children:
You’re telling me Melania’s entire team saw that jacket and NO one told her not to wear it!? I have five lesbian friends who won’t let me wear Crocks because they deem them offensive. The whole team knew what they were doing. It was a distraction & a way to shift the news cycle.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) June 22, 2018
However, the real sleight of hand was using the jacket as a way to distract from Melania’s visit — something Michelle Obama never did, even as the same “moral scandal” was occurring on her husband’s watch.
Check out this article about the most idiotic response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling possible: Peter Fonda’s.
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