Melania Trump's Coat on 9/11 Looked Like Plane Flying Into Tower, Critics Say

Playing White House Calls Controversy Over Coat Melania Wore on 9/11 ‘Ridiculous’

The White House is coming to the first lady's defense over one truly bizarre wardrobe flap.

Conspiracy theorists on social media noticed something unusual about the stitching on a coat Melania Trump wore at a 9/11 memorial service.

“Is that a plane crashing into one of the Twin Towers in the back of Melania's coat?!?” was one comment. 

“It legit looks like an object is flying into a tower or the Washington monument,” said another person. 

The first lady wore the coat at a 9/11 ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, last year and the White House posted the image on Twitter Wednesday on the 18th anniversary of the attacks to advertise how citizens could watch the president’s speech on the South Lawn. 

President Trump also posted the image on his Twitter together with the caption, “We Will Never Forget.” 

Upon closer look at the stitching, it is clear that what some say is a plane is actually just a button.

The White House is calling the coat flap conspiracy "ridiculous."

Professor Tammy Vigil, the author of “Melania and Michelle: First Ladies in a New Era," said Melania often is subject to more intense scrutiny because of her husband.

“A lot of the response to Melania is a response to her husband and that's not really fair for her,” she said. 

She said Michelle Obama had her critics too and it comes with the job.

“Every first lady is given a raw deal,” she said. “So I think [Melania]'s gotten the same raw deal.”

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