Melania Trump's jacket sends mixed messages as she visits detained immigrant children

Manny Alvarez

Melania was called out for wearing a jacket with 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' written over it during her visit to US-Mexico border. She told facility directors that she wants to "ask you how I can help these children be reunited with their families as quickly as possible".

A teen who bought the $39 hooded rain jacket (which I could no longer find on the Zara website) in a fit of fashionable rebellion wouldn't raise an eyebrow. Melania Trump's choice to wear heels during her trip to Texas to survey the response to Hurricane Harvey drew widespread criticism.

"It's a jacket", her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement to Business Insider.

'One interesting note here, even after this controversy erupted.Melania Trump put the jacket back on, just in time for the cameras, when she returned to Washington DC'.

"It's a jacket, There was no hidden message". On her way to her plane she donned a jacket that said 'I really don't care, Do u?' on the back. "It's right on the back", Colbert joked, adding: "And, I'm going to guess this is one message she did not steal from Michelle Obama".

The jacket was discarded before her visit of the facility, during which she was dressed in white jeans, a khaki shirt, and white Stan Smith sneakers. On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order ending the separations and keeping families together while in custody.

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The jacket elicited a number of reactions on social media.

With that said, the First Lady was either made aware of her mistake, or figured it out herself, as she disembarked the plane in Texas, wearing a cream colored military-style jacket instead. He posted: "I'm confused about Melania's jacket".

When asked what message the first lady's jacket meant to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "It's a jacket". But I don't believe that neither she nor her staff realized the message she was sending.

Her trip to Texas was the most high profile public appearance Mrs Trump had made since undergoing a surgical procedure for a benign kidney condition on May 14.

Two hours later, however, President Trump tweeted his own explanation for his wife's wardrobe choice, claiming that there was, in fact, a message, and it was directed toward "the fake news media".

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