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First Lady Jill Biden wore a black Zadig & Voltaire jacket with “LOVE” embossed on the back in Cornwall, England, while meeting with the UK’s prime minister on Thursday.
The Bidens met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie, in Carbis Bay ahead of the official start of the G7 summit on Friday.
Biden and Johnson held a bilateral meeting earlier on Thursday, where Biden joked that they had both “married up.” The pair is set to review the Atlantic Charter together before Biden gives a speech on global vaccination efforts.
The first lady wore the black jacket over a white dress with black polka dots while Johnson donned a bright red dress with matching heels.
Biden told Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs that the jacket was meant to symbolize her “bringing love from America” and fostering international unity during Biden’s first international summit as president.
“I think that this a global conference and we’re trying to bring a sense of unity across the globe,” she said.
“Well, I think that we’re bringing love from America,” @FLOTUS told me when I asked what her “LOVE message meant. “I think that this is a global conference and we’re trying to bring unity across the globe and I think that’s important right now that you have a sense of unity.” pic.twitter.com/cDw3vOzpnR
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 10, 2021
Biden’s “LOVE” jacket immediately sparked comparisons with an infamous 2018 episode when Biden’s predecessor, former first lady Melania Trump, sported a utility green Zara jacket with the message, “I really don’t care, do u?” when traveling to the US-Mexico border to visit migrant children separated from their parents at the height of the family separation crisis.
Trump’s former close friend and confidante Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who would later turn on the former first lady with the tell-all memoir “Melania and Me,” said that the jacket was a deliberate choice on Trump’s part to draw media attention and get the press to cover her trip to the border.
“She wanted everyone to know that she went to the border,” Wolkoff told CNN in September 2020. “She did not feel the press would cover a good deed — she felt the press only wanted to cover something that was damaging to the administration.”
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