First Lady Jill Biden apparently takes a swipe at her predecessor Melania Trump and her infamous coat with the words “I really don’t care, do you?” splash over it.
Jill and her husband US President Joe met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new wife Carrie on Thursday ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall tomorrow.
The 70-year-old college professor was on errands for the meet-and-greet, wearing a recycled Zadig & Voltaire blazer with the word “love” on the back, paired with a polka-dot dress.
Former First Lady Melania caused fierce criticism when she wore a $39 jacket with the imprint “I really don’t care, do you?” during a trip to a detention center for migrant children in McAllen, Texas, in 2018.
In a sit-down interview with ABC’s 20/20, Melanie told Tom Llamas that the message was “for the people and for the leftist media who are criticizing me.”
However, her outfit choice was labeled tone-deaf, given the tense situation at the time; many of the children were separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration.
About her own fashion choice, Jill said, “We’re bringing love from America… This is a global conference, we’re trying to bring unity around the world.”
First Lady Jill Biden (pictured left wearing a ‘Love’ blazer) seemingly takes a swipe at her predecessor Melania Trump and her infamous coat with the words ‘I really don’t care, do you?’ splashed over it (photo right)
Jill and her husband, US President Joe, met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson on Thursday ahead of tomorrow’s G7 summit in Cornwall (pictured)
She added: “I think it is now necessary for people to feel a sense of unity from all countries and a sense of hope after this year of the pandemic.”
The First Lady, who paired her glamorous Brandon Maxwell Resort ’22 collection dress with a pair of matching black high heels, wore her blazer from French fashion house Zadig & Voltaire for the first time in 2019.
Meanwhile, Melania’s now infamous coat was first photographed when she boarded her plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 21, 2018, bound for Texas.
Speaking of her controversial look, five months after she first wore it, Melania said: “I want the… [left-wing media] that I don’t care. You can criticize anything you want to say, but it won’t stop me from doing what I think is right.’
“It was kind of a message, yes,” Melania added, contradicting the official White House word on the matter, from June. ‘I’d rather they focus on what I do and on my initiatives’ [rather] than what I wear.’
The 70-year-old college professor was aware of the meet-and-greet and wore a recycled Zadig & Voltaire blazer with the word ‘love’ on the back (pictured), paired with a polka dot dress
The First Lady (pictured), who paired her glamorous Brandon Maxwell Resort ’22 collection dress with a pair of matching black high heels, first wore her blazer, from French fashion house Zadig & Voltaire, in 2019
During her meeting in Cornwall, Jill (pictured) said: ‘We are bringing love from America… This is a global conference, we are trying to bring unity around the world.’
The Bidens and the Johnsons met on a scenic deck overlooking St Ives Bay, with a view of the Atlantic Ocean in front of them.
Ahead of the meeting, officials sought to ease tensions amid a transatlantic row over Northern Ireland, highlighting the special relationship between the two nations.
Sitting down, Biden recycled one of his favorite lines, saying the two men had something in common — both got married above their station. Boris and Carrie Johnson were married on May 29.
The personal greeting came after the White House withdrew following a report reprimanding Biden Johnson for “fueling tensions” in Northern Ireland.
The times reported that Biden had ordered US officials to issue an extraordinary diplomatic reprimand to Johnson for endangering the peace process in Northern Ireland through Brexit negotiations with the European Union. Biden officials quickly denied the report ahead of bilateral talks between the two leaders.
Melania’s now infamous coat was first photographed when she boarded her plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 21, 2018, bound for Texas (pictured)
The Bidens and the Johnsons (photo walking together) met on a scenic terrace overlooking St Ives Bay, England, with a view of the Atlantic Ocean in front of them