Has Melania been trolling Donald Trump with her outfits this whole time?

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Remember when Donald Trump visited the UK and it looked like the Queen was secretly trolling him with her brooches? Well it turns out Melania may have been doing the same thing this whole time.

According to former White House aid Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who just published Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, the FLOTUS uses her wardrobe to battle her husband's politics.

And whilst everyone was offended by that Melania Trump jacket, she apparently wore it to spite her husband, rather than as a message against immigrants.

In the book, Omarosa wrote, 'It’s my opinion that Melania was forced to go to the border that day in June, essentially, to mop up her husband’s mess. She wore that jacket to hurt Trump, setting off a controversy that he would have to fix, prolonging the conversation about the administration’s insensitivity, ruining the trip itself, and trying to make sure that no one asked her to do something like that again. Not that Melania doesn’t have compassion for immigrant children; I’m sure she does.'

'But she gladly, spitefully, wrecked her husband’s directives to make him look foolish', she added.

And Melania allegedly tries to make digs at Trump in subtle sartorial ways all the time. For example, when she wears white, it's apparently to show her support for anti-Trump feminists who often wear the colour.

And shortly after the presidential elections, she wore a pussy bow blouse in public, which the former aid said was so no one would forget Trump's 'grab them by the pussy' comments.

While the White House hasn't commented on specific claims, it has said the book is riddled with lies.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

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