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The Melania Jacket Is Selling for $850 on EBay

Melania Trump. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Some owners of the notorious jacket that First Lady Melania Trump wore last week, while traveling to pay a surprise visit to immigrant children being held in a Texas shelter, are making a nice profit off the controversy. The Washington Post found secondhand versions of the sold-out army-green parka reading “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” in faux spray paint being sold at auction online, with plenty of bids.

One bid is up to $895. Another is going for $610 with three days left to make offers, and someone already purchased the style for $500 off the site earlier this week.

The original jacket, which President Trump defended as a jab at the media, retailed for just $39.

Zara has yet to comment on the design’s high demand.

According to the Post, one user of secondhand app Poshmark added a disclaimer to their jacket search, writing they’re in the market to buy one not “as a political statement, but a Halloween costume.”

Reminiscent of “Make America Great Again,” following Melania’s appearance merchandise circulated with knockoff spins with the phrase “I Really Do Care” to raise money for immigrant families.

The Melania Jacket Is Selling for $850 on eBay