So this happened today. Melania Trump, evidently a grotesque human being, went to a Texas detention center for a grotesque photo op to see the traumatized children her grotesque husband has ripped from their parents. Getting on the plane, though it was hot, she wore a military style jacket that read, "I Really Don't Care, Do You?" At the internment camp, as the cameras clicked, she took off the jacket, met with officials, asked one blindingly stupid, carefully memorized, largely unintelligible question - how are the kids feeling when they come? - and wished the children "good luck," possibly adding "Be Best," before getting back on the plane. Landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., still hot, she again wore the jacket.
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The trip reportedly cost you and me $200,000. The jacket, according to online fashion sleuths, cost $39, a far, rare cry from the former model's typical pricey taste; at the G7 summit last year, she wore a floral coat worth $51,000. Many people wondered what it all meant: Wardrobe malfunction? Serious trolling? Marie Antoinette moment? Her spokeswoman said there was “no hidden message." Her despicable husband made up a story she was referring to fake news. The thing is, with the world on fire, does it matter? If you can take the time to wonder or tweet or read this, you can help put out the fire here or here. Then you're free to join with The Onion to plead for the only thing that, at this point, does matter: "Just make it stop."