It seems like the back of a first lady is now the hottest spot for messages in the White House.
During President Biden’s first personal meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, Jill Biden, the first lady, wore a black jacket over her black-and-white polka dot dress while the leaders and spouses met on a picturesque view in the south. of England.
The jacket has a single word on it: ‘LOVE’.
The delivery method – if not the content of the message itself – was an unmistakable echo of the time that Melania Trump, then first lady, wore a jacket during a visit to children separated from their parents on the southwestern border of the United States, who said I really do not care, right? ‘
This message, written in white letters on a green jacket, immediately became a sensation when people wanted to find meaning in the hard-sounding words.
Mrs Trump’s spokeswoman later said the message was intended as a slap in the face to journalists, not as a comment on the circumstances in which the migrating children are being held following her husband’s policy of separating them from their parents.
But it was clear that Mrs. Trump – like dr. Biden Thursday – was well aware that her jacket would be noticed.
Unlike her predecessor, dr. Biden is quick to give an immediate outline and context for her choice of jacket and the message she is trying to send. In comments to reporters who traveled with the president, she said the jacket was meant to provide a “sense of hope” to a world gripped by Covid.
“I think we bring love from America,” she said. ‘This is a global conference and we are trying to bring unity around the world. And I think it is necessary at the moment that people feel a sense of unity from all the countries and a sense of hope after this year of the pandemic. ”
However, she did not say whether her jacket was intended as a kind of rebuke to Mrs. Trump or even inspired by the previous incident. When asked about the comparison, her communications director referred to her comments to reporters.