Melania Trump's dress in 9/11 tweet shows 'plane hitting a tower', sparks wild conspiracy theories

In 2018, she wore a jacket with the words 'I REALLY DON'T CARE DO U?' scrawled on the back when she went to visit migrant children separated from their parents at the border


                            Melania Trump's dress in 9/11 tweet shows 'plane hitting a tower', sparks wild conspiracy theories
Melania Trump (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's tweet commemorating the 9/11 terror attack on Wednesday made headlines for the wrong reasons as the design on the back of Melania Trump's outfit looked like a plane hitting a tower. A different version of the same photo was also posted on Melania's account.

The caption-less photo showed the president and the first lady standing with their backs turned to the camera looking at an unidentified landscape. The words "We will never forget 9.11.01" appeared on the top of the picture, underneath an emblem of the American flag. 

When the picture was enlarged, a white trim tracing across her back could be made out. The white trim ran up to her coat belt, and up and down the split in the coat back, which was closed with a button tab.

Some social media users said that the design, when viewed from a distance, looked like a tower getting hit by an airplane. The eagle-eyed critics also opined that it was not an appropriate outfit for the 9/11 commemoration. 

"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 one of the observers, while another wrote, "Not to sound like a complete conspiracy nut... But does anyone else see a plane flying through a tower on Melania's coat?"

Except, Melania did not wear the outfit during the ceremony. Photos from the event showed that she opted for a short black Ralph Lauren dress. 

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are joined by survivors, victims’ families, and White House staff as they participate in a moment of silence at 8:46 AM EDT, the time the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, at the South Lawn of the White House September 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

When White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, the former press secretary for FLOTUS, was asked about this latest kerfuffle over the first lady's choice of outfit, she said, "It's ridiculous."

Melania's outfits have been criticized ever since her husband won the 2016 election and she was thrust into the spotlight along with the rest of her family. Her biggest fashion blunder came in 2018 when she wore a jacket with the words "I REALLY DON'T CARE DO U?" scrawled on the back when she went to visit migrant children separated from their parents at the border.

If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at (323) 421-7514