Jill Biden wears “LOVE” jacket ahead of the G7 summit and the world can’t not compare it to Melania Trump
Remember when Melania Trump wore a jacket that said, “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” while visiting immigrant children being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border? Who could forget, right? It was terrible and though, unsurprising for the Trumps, it sent shockwaves through the ‘net. Well if First-Ladies-wearing-jackets-that-contain-phrases were a competition, it’s clear that Jill Biden just won with her inclusive message of love. The current First Lady was in England with her husband President Joe Biden to meet with Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where she was spotted wearing a jacket with the phrase “LOVE” written on the back.
Jill touched down in Carbis Bay, in Cornwall, England ahead of the G7 summit where she and Joe are set to join world leaders from England, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, and Canada and the message she’s bringing with her, as she represents the U.S., is clear: it’s all love.
When asked about the jacket, Jill told CSPAN, “Oh, the love? I think that we’re bringing love from America. This is a global conference and we’re trying to bring unity across the globe and I think that’s important right now…especially after this last year.”
Q: "Can you explain the message on the back of your jacket?"
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 10, 2021
The look is in stark contrast to the one former First Lady Melania Trump wore, which sent an entirely different message.
While boarding a plane en route to visit immigrant children being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border, Melania’s jacket back literally said, “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” Her team brushed it off as meaningless, saying it was just a jacket.
Terrible at worst, tone-deaf at best (assuming we give her the benefit of the doubt, and honestly, do we?), Melania’s cruel message was — rightfully — lambasted by the internet.
She’s disgusting. They all are. Impeachment isn’t even enough honestly. https://t.co/HoanZLP4Sf
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 21, 2018
I have no idea if Jill’s jacket message is “in response” to Melania’s 2018 look, but the overall message received is that we finally have a kind First Lady in the White House, and one who is actually interested in supporting the president and rebuilding relationships with foreign powers.
Jill Biden wears jacket with word “LOVE” on back as the Bidens + Johnsons meet – immediately invoking comparisons with Melania Trump’s controversial jacket with the words “I really don’t care” in 2018 #G7 pic.twitter.com/UurTDS6NN9
— Suzanne Lynch (@suzannelynch1) June 10, 2021
I’d like to think Dr. Jill Biden is above dragging Melania, but that doesn’t mean the internet can’t do it for her!
On overseas trip, First Lady Jill Biden is wearing a jacket that says "LOVE" on the back.
(Hard to see that jacket and not remember former First Lady Melania Trump wearing the jacket that said "I really don't care do you?")
— Jordyn Phelps (@JordynPhelps) June 10, 2021
Who wore it better? DR JILL BIDEN!!!https://t.co/VDSCldZTHz
— Dragon Against the Repubes! #TrumpForPrison2021 (@CynnderellaD) June 10, 2021
“Melania’s ‘I Really Don’t Care Do U?’ jacket (at the Mexican border no less) vs. Dr. Jill Biden’s Love jacket (in Great Britain today). Finally a First Lady with class again,” wrote one Twitter user.
Melania's "I Really Don't Care Do U?" jacket (at the Mexican border no less) vs. Dr. Jill Biden's Love jacket (in Great Britain today). Finally a First Lady with class again. pic.twitter.com/2EIw1486dk
— Linda Camara (@LcamaraLinda) June 10, 2021
“I am so here for first lady jacket wars,” wrote another.
I am so here for first lady jacket wars https://t.co/VJPLlpegUE
— Katrina Trinko (@KatrinaTrinko) June 10, 2021
Now we wait to see how the right spins this. $50 to the first Republican who can trash this jacket, I’ll wait.