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I was thinking of exactly the "let them eat cake" line this morning.  The thing that we have to remember is that Trump and his family are remarkably similar to the French aristocracy of that era.  Trump never had a job outside the family business. He never had to work to feed himself or anyone else. He has servants to do his bidding and does not worry about what he asks them to do. He denigrates them (Jeff Sessions) at will.  His family business and his reality star salary have continued to give him wealth without responsibility. 

 

This show up with Melania's wardrobe catastrophes because Trump just wears suits and red ties. It is not the Melania does not care, she just has no concept of what these people are going though.  Marie Antoinette is said to have been serious with her suggestion.  She simply could not imagine anyone not having food even though it occurred all around her.  So is it with the Trump clan. 

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She would have to be of like minds to be able to wake up and look at that face in the morning every morning. But then again they sleep in separate rooms so the news said. I guess the hair is just too much for her!! Any way we will see where she stands after he is out of office, maybe the money will keep a hold on her, or all the bad things will make her leave. If she stays she is a true Trumpster!!
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http://thehill.com/homenews/media/393588-cnns-powers-melanias-jacket-should-just-read-let-them-eat-c...

 

CNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake'

 

CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers blasted Melania Trump as the “Marie Antoinette” of the Trump administration late Thursday amid speculation over the first lady's sartorial choice earlier in the day.

Host Anderson Cooper was discussing the jacket that the first lady wore en route to visit with migrant children separated from their parents at a Texas shelter on Thursday that read, “I don’t really care. Do you?”

 

Powers criticized the wardrobe choice, arguing that it proves the first lady and the administration “don’t care.”

 

“She’s officially the Marie Antoinette of this administration,” Powers said. “It should just say ‘let them eat cake,’ that they literally just don’t care about what’s happening there.”

 

Powers was referring to the former queen of France known for frivolity who was beheaded during the French Revolution.

 

 

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https://www.history.com/news/did-marie-antoinette-really-say-let-them-eat-cake

 

Did Marie-Antoinette really say “Let them eat cake”?

 

It’s one of the most famous quotes in history. At some point around 1789, when being told that her French subjects had no bread, Marie-Antoinette (bride of France’s King Louis XVI) supposedly sniffed, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”—“Let them eat cake.” With that callous remark, the queen became a hated symbol of the decadent monarchy and fueled the revolution that would cause her to (literally) lose her head several years later. But did Marie-Antoinette really say those infuriating words? Not according to historians. Lady Antonia Fraser, author of a biography of the French queen, believes the quote would have been highly uncharacteristic of Marie-Antoinette, an intelligent woman who donated generously to charitable causes and, despite her own undeniably lavish lifestyle, displayed sensitivity towards the poor population of France.

 

That aside, what’s even more convincing is the fact that the “Let them eat cake” story had been floating around for years before 1789. It was first told in a slightly different form about Marie-Thérèse, the Spanish princess who married King Louis XIV in 1660. She allegedly suggested that the French people eat “la croûte de pâté” (or the crust of the pâté). Over the next century, several other 18th-century royals were also blamed for the remark, including two aunts of Louis XVI. Most famously, the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau included the pâté story in his “Confessions” in 1766, attributing the words to “a great princess” (probably Marie-Thérèse). Whoever uttered those unforgettable words, it was almost certainly not Marie-Antoinette, who at the time Rousseau was writing was only 10 years old—three years away from marrying the French prince and eight years from becoming queen.

 

 

However, there is no question that figuratively speaking Melania Trump did express by her actions, which appear intentional, that the victims, the children, the parents, the extended families who have lost track of the children, and all of the people in America who are distressed, upset, and outraged by what has been done in their names should  " let them eat cake " 

 

The message is clear, and it was intentional.

 

It makes sense really, the entire Trump family shows contempt for the American people, this is why Trump constantly lies to Americans. Trump has no respect for them, they're just marks.

 

I was hoping Melania was different, but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, the only way she could put up with him is if they were of like minds.

 

This she has clearly demonstrated.

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