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 TrumpMelania Trump marks reopening of Washington Monument, takes ride to top Melania Trump to ring stock exchange opening bell on Monday On The Money: Fed delivers second rate cut to fend off global risks | Trump says Fed has 'no guts' | House gets deal on continuing resolution | GM faces bipartisan backlash amid strike MORE over a coat she wore in a photo tweeted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE on Wednesday to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

White House spokeswoman Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser marred by protests Trump names finalists for national security adviser 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.