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CNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania’s jacket should read ‘Let them eat cake’

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CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers blasted Melania Trump as the “Marie Antoinette” of the Trump administration late Thursday amid speculation over the first lady’s sartorial choice earlier in the day.

Host Anderson Cooper was discussing the jacket that the first lady wore en route to visit with migrant children separated from their parents at a Texas shelter on Thursday that read, “I don’t really care. Do you?”

Powers criticized the wardrobe choice, arguing that it proves the first lady and the administration “don’t care.”

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“She’s officially the Marie Antoinette of this administration,” Powers said. “It should just say ‘let them eat cake,’ that they literally just don’t care about what’s happening there.”

Powers was referring to the former queen of France known for frivolity who was beheaded during the French Revolution.

The CNN analyst and USA Today columnist pointed out that Melania Trump, who is a former model, is fashionable and pays careful attention to her wardrobe choices.

“This is a woman who spends a lot of time very carefully picking out what she’s going to wear,” Powers noted. “This was not an accident. This was intentional.”

While the first lady’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham on Thursday had downplayed the wardrobe selection as “just a jacket” and said there “was no hidden message,” President Trump suggested that the jacket’s message was intentional.

“‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!” the president tweeted on Thursday afternoon.

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