The US president also weighed in on the garment on Twitter, suggesting that its message was really addressed to the media.

It was a surprising choice for the first lady, and an even more surprising slip for her staff, who should have caught the gaffe. But she may simply not have the necessary eyes and hands to manage her public image; chaos within the White House has dominated headlines this past year, and a staff exodus has reportedly forced the administration to recruit at job fairs around Capitol Hill.

As the White House continues to struggle with turnover, leaks, and mismanagement, this jacket may not be the last in the first lady’s series of ill-advised fashion choices.

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