WH Dismisses ‘Ridiculous’ Criticism Of Melania Trump’s Coat On 9/11

The White House fired back at social media users who criticized First Lady Melania Trump’s outfit in the photo tweeted by President Donald Trump on Wednesday to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11.

White House press secretary, who previously worked with Melania, told USA Today “it’s ridiculous” that some Twitter users called the coat insensitive.

If you enlarge the picture that both the president and first lady shared, you can clearly see the white trim tracing across her back, on the coat belt, and up and down the split in the coat back, which is closed with a button tab.

Some Twitter users tweeted that the trim on the back of Melania’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 attacked.

“I’m sure I’m not the first one to spot this but who in the world thought it was a good idea for Melania to wear this coat in the 9/11 photo. It legit looks like an object is flying into a tower or the Washington Monument,” tweeted Ashley Spivey. 

Here are some other tweets:

Many people liked what they saw, and wondered what the fuss was about:

“Melania‘s jacket has the Washington monument stitching with a button flap on lower back. Very cool coat,” tweeted Charles Newby.

“That’s just a vent on the back of Melania’s coat. It has a button to keep it closed,” tweeted one user.