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

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White House spokeswoman Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamMelania Trump says she was 'disappointed and disheartened' watching Capitol riots Trump resignations gaining steam GOP senators urging Trump officials to not resign after Capitol chaos 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.