Demonstrators rallied during â€˜Families Belong Togetherâ€™ across the USA to protest President Donald Trumpâ€™s â€˜zero toleranceâ€™ immigration policy.
First lady Melania Trump may not really care,Â but those protesting the President Donald Trump’sÂ immigration policies apparently really do.
At rallies around the country Saturday, a number of marchers taunted the president and blasted his immigration policiesÂ by seizingÂ on the controversial jacket the first lady woreÂ earlier this month when she visited a migrant children’s shelter in Texas.
The First Lady’s green trench coatÂ by Zara sported the message: ‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’Â At the time, the first lady’s spokeswoman said there was no hidden message though the president later tweeted that it was a slam at the media.
On Saturday, protesters came up with their own variations:
In Nashville,Â Ann Delevante, 52, showed up at a rallyÂ with her two daughters.Â They stood side-by-side wearing army green T-shirts each with a separate message painted in white: ‘WE CARE DO YOU,’ WE MARCH DO YOU’, WE VOTE DO YOU’
â€œAs a mom, this issue is a no-brainer,â€ said Delevante, 52.Â â€œTheyâ€™re not refugees, theyâ€™re people.â€Â
Some protesters played on Melania’s message with signs as well as clothing.
Among the signs protesters waved during a roadside rally in Bedminster, N.J., near Trump National Golf Club where the president is stayingÂ this weekend was one that read: “IÂ really do care you should too #begone.”
â€œI donâ€™t know why she chose to wear that,” said Josefina Lieberman at the Washington, D.C., rally as she held a sign that read ‘I really do care, and Iâ€™m voting in 2018.’Â “That she chose to wear that, especially at this time, makes me upset. So for me, this sign is the opposite.â€Â
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Marla Pooch, a poodle mix, poses for a portrait on June 30, 2018, during the “Families Belong Together” rally outside of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Ariz. “There are our neighbors,” Marla’s owner, Mel Luchs, of Roswell, N.M., said. “We’re not supposed to put them in cages.”Â
Brian Munoz, The Republic via USA TODAY NETWORK
Contributing: Marina Pitofsky, Grace Li