Geraldo Rivera says the chief of staff for Melania Trump should face the ax for allowing the first lady to wear a jacket that some charge mocked the immigrant crisis at the U.S-Mexico border.
"The chief of staff for the first lady should be fired for allowing her to wear that jacket to the border," Rivera, a Fox News personality, said Friday on the network's "Fox & Friends."
On Thursday, Melania was photographed in a green jacket with large white letters that read: "I REALLY DON'T CARE DO U" as she traveled to Texas to visit a facility that housing detained migrant children.
"Here [Melania] had a noble gesture. Totally selfless. So important, "Rivera said. "And she wore a coat that gave critics of the president something else to talk about to deflect the fact that she had gone to see with her own eyes this tragic situation.
He added: "I think it was a staff error. A rookie mistake."
Melania's chief of staff is Lindsay Reynolds, a former staff under President George W. Bush.
In a tweet, Trump insisted his wife's fashion choice – a coat made by Zara and said to retail for $39 — was actually a dig at the "fake news media."
But Melania's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham insisted: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message."
Melania's trip came following the president's decision to stop yanking kids away from their parents as they illegally crossed the border into the U.S., a practice widely blasted as cruel and inhumane.
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