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White House dismisses 'ridiculous' criticism of Melania Trump's coat on 9/11

The White House fired back after social media users criticized first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBiden warns Americans against traveling for Christmas McEnany hits Democratic leaders for not following their own COVID-19 restrictions Capitol physician advises lawmakers against attending dinners, receptions during COVID-19 spike MORE over a coat she wore in a photo tweeted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE on Wednesday to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

White House spokeswoman Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamMcEnany hits Democratic leaders for not following their own COVID-19 restrictions Capitol physician advises lawmakers against attending dinners, receptions during COVID-19 spike White House moves forward with holiday parties during pandemic MORE, who previously worked with the first lady, told USA Today it was "ridiculous" that some Twitter users called the coat insensitive.

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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 really don’t care. Do u?"

Grisham, then the first lady's spokeswoman, 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.