Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

First lady Melania Trump's 'I don't care' jacket causes a stir

Trump weighed in on #jacketgate and naturally made it worse Trump weighed in on #jacketgate and naturally made
Stacy Diaz | 22 June, 2018, 08:29

But upon returning to the White House she sported the jacket once more, despite stifling heat and humidity in the Washington region.

While the jacket is now unavailable, the military-style coat, which was sold at Zara two years ago, originally retailed for $39.

"I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the Fake News Media.

Her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, told CBS News in a statement that the writing on Trump's jacket was not meant to send a message.

But Melania Trump's fashion has often played a leading role during her tenure as first lady. The jacket sells for US$39.

A tone-deaf sartorial decision - or a hidden message from the first lady? "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe", Grisham said.

She later posted a message on Twitter, urging the media to focus on issues of substance.

She visited Thursday morning at McAllen, Texas, where she thanked doctors and medical staff for their work at the border.

So maybe this was a way of telling her husband: "I really don't care" about how much you want to crack down on the borders; this isn't fair to children.

Since becoming first lady, Trump has said she wants to champion helping children, yet has been for the most part vague about how exactly she intends to accomplish her goal.

Donald Trump has signed an executive order early this morning ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the USA border illegally.

US First Lady Melania Trump steps off a plane upon arrival at McAllen Miller International Airport in McAllen, Texas on June 21, 2018.

But it came after 2,300 children were split from their parents, some in circumstances where border agents informed the parents they were taking the children to get a bath.

The Daily Mail first reported the jacket, which was spotted by the press traveling with the first lady but impossible to read without a long-range camera lens.

She later inspected the detention facility's schoolroom and chatted with about 20 young girls and boys who had school folders on their desks. "Nice to meet you", she said as she left one classroom. During her visit, Mrs. Trump toured a children's shelter and attended a briefing on the status of immigrant children.

Students welcomed her with a large paper American flag taped to a wall that they'd signed.

Images and recordings of distressed children held in enclosures akin to cages have sparked global fury.

She was greeted by Upbring CEO Dr Kirk Senske, who said: "We treat them like our own children".