ABC Roundtable Debates Melania Trump’s “I DON’T CARE, DO U?” Jacket: What Did She Mean?

27 Jun

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/06/24/abc_roundtable_debates_melania_trumps_i_dont_care_do_u_jacket.html

Ihis is what the president writes  in Twitter:

“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!

I say good on her if she truly no longer cares what the Fake News Media writes. The question should be whether she cares about the children!

I think about this all the time. Do we for instance truly care about the children on Manus Island and Nauru? If we all wore jackets with some writing on the back: “We really care about the children on Manus Island and Nauru” – That would be utterly false, wouldn’t it? So what should we write on our jackets? Just ” WE REALLY DONT CARE” or what?

Melania Trump, CNN and other members of the media were at a facility with children aged 12-17.

8 Responses to “ABC Roundtable Debates Melania Trump’s “I DON’T CARE, DO U?” Jacket: What Did She Mean?”

  1. stuartbramhall June 28, 2018 at 7:56 am #

    Me ne frego — I don’t care — was the motto of Benito Mussolini’s Black Shirts :

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/25/1775347/-When-a-Jacket-Isn-t-Just-a-Jacket-The-Fascist-Message-of-I-Don-t-Care

    • auntyuta June 28, 2018 at 8:21 am #

      Thank you very much for this link, Stuart. It seems to me ‘fascism’ is lurking everywhere. And it scares me.

  2. auntyuta June 28, 2018 at 8:35 am #

    I found the following in this link:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/21/politics/melania-trump-border-visit-immigration/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-06-21T16%3A22%3A50&utm_term=image

    “The facility opened to the first lady was of course selected keeping in mind press would be accompanying her. Other such facilities around the country have denied access to Democratic lawmakers and media.
    While photos and audio from the unfolding crisis on the border have shown tender age children crying for their parents, Trump, CNN and other members of the media were at a facility with children aged 12-17. The portion of the trip designed to show a family processing facility was canceled due to severe flash flooding in the area.
    Upbring New Hope Children’s Shelter, part of Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a Department of Health and Human services-overseen facility, which operates with the assistance of HHS funding.
    Trump was greeted by Upbring CEO Dr. Kurt Senske, who outlined Upbring’s five markers of success: safety, life skills, health, education and vocation. The facility opened in 2014 and currently houses 55 children. Of the children — 27 boys and 28 girls — approximately 10% arrived in the United States with their families and have since been separated.
    Trump, during a roundtable with officials, asked how often the children speak to their families by telephone, how they are emotionally cared for on arrival and on average how long they stay at the facility before being placed elsewhere.
    The first lady stopped to visit with children in three separate classrooms during her tour.
    “Where are you from?” she asked several of the kids, along with “How old are you?” and “Have you made friends?”
    The children answered, some via a teacher translating from Spanish to English.
    The children are “usually distraught” when they arrive, Trump was told by officials, but “when they see the environment, they start relaxing.”
    Basic needs are taken care of — showers, clothing, food, medical care.
    “The first 24 hours are crucial,” a staff member told the first lady.
    How children are processed
    Play Video

    Melania Trump weighs in on immigration 00:59
    An administration official briefing the media before the visit said most children at an HHS-funded and regulated facility such as this one remain there for approximately 58 days, receiving medical, dental, vision and psychological care, as well as what the official described as the ability to be inside a “safe and happy environment.”
    The official emphasized the predominant mission at this stage of the process, for unaccompanied children is to place them back with appropriate sponsors. Those sponsors can be their parents, if the parents are not involved in the judicial or criminal process or they can be other approved family members already living inside the United States.
    If neither of those options is possible, which is the case in about 10% of the unaccompanied children, they are placed with vetted foster families or volunteers.
    All of this information was something the first lady wanted to learn in person, said Grisham, who told the media Trump informed her staff — and her husband, President Donald Trump — that she had decided she needed to see for herself the family intake and unaccompanied children facilities.
    The facilities have dominated the news for days on end, causing heated political battles from the White House to Capitol Hill, ricocheting around the world in an uproar of disbelief and consternation.
    A readout of the trip from the White House on Thursday night included this statement from the first lady:
    “Today’s visit impacted me greatly. I was very impressed with the center and the hardworking staff and leadership there — and thank them for all of their hard work. The children were eager to learn and were kind and in good spirits. Spending time with them reinforces the fact that these kids are in this situation as a direct result of adult actions. It is my hope that Members of Congress will finally reach across the aisle and work together to solve this problem with common sense immigration reform that secures our borders and keeps families together.”

    • auntyuta June 28, 2018 at 8:52 am #

      What I copied above starts with: “The facility opened to the first lady was of course selected keeping in mind press would be accompanying her.”
      So she saw a facility with children aged 12-17. They “remain there for approximately 58 days, receiving medical, dental, vision and psychological care, as well as what the official described as the ability to be inside a “safe and happy environment.”

      I say:
      COMPARE THIS TO HOW THE CHILDREN IN AUSTRALIA’s DETENTION CENTRES ARE TREATED NOT TO MENTION WHAT HAPPENS ON MANUS ISLAND AND NAURU.

      “The official emphasized the predominant mission at this stage of the process, for unaccompanied children is to place them back with appropriate sponsors. Those sponsors can be their parents, if the parents are not involved in the judicial or criminal process or they can be other approved family members already living inside the United States.
      If neither of those options is possible, which is the case in about 10% of the unaccompanied children, they are placed with vetted foster families or volunteers.”

      IS ANY OF THIS HAPPENING IN AUSTRALIA RIGHT NOW?

    • auntyuta June 28, 2018 at 11:50 am #

      “The failings of super-minister Dutton”?
      Thanks for the link, Gerard. I think I’ll have a look at this.

      • auntyuta June 28, 2018 at 11:54 am #

        This article about super-minister Dutton ia written by Julian Burnside.
        In google it says:
        “Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister who practises principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law. He is also a human rights and refugee advocate, and author.”

  3. rangewriter June 30, 2018 at 6:32 am #

    That whole family is just a sick misery. Who knows what she was thinking.

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