Melania had been making a visit to a facility where children were being held, just days after Donald Trump reversed course on his controversial policy to take immigrant children from their parents who enter the United States.
The first lady wore the jacket during a trip to a Texas facility holding children separated from their parents after they were apprehended attempting to cross the southern USA border. Six of them were separated from their parents upon crossing the border, authorities told reporters. "It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are anxious about her shoes", Grisham said.
Grisham was right. There was no hidden message. Federal agencies are working to set up a centralized family-reunification center in Port Isabel, Texas, the official said, and it isn't clear how numerous 500 children are still being detained with their families.
"She might have really wanted to wear it and was stubborn about it". By the time she had landed, she had taken off the jacket.
She visited a schoolroom and chatted with about 20 young girls and boys.
Even if there really, truly is no meaning behind Melania's latest outerwear, at the very least, it means she didn't care enough to consider how the words would be perceived by the 2,342 children and their families who were separated, detained and may never be reunited with their loved ones because of her husband's actions. While visiting with the children, she did not wear the jacket. Melania's white ensemble echoed what female Democrats had worn to protest Trump's first address to Congress. Others saw the pantsuit it as a quiet nod to Hillary Clinton, who favored white during her campaign. When asked by ABC News why she wore the jacket and whether she was trying to send a message, the first lady's spokeswoman replied: "It's just a jacket".
Trump's $39 jacket came from Zara's last season collection, according to CNN. One former White House aide who worked with top officials in both the Obama and Clinton administrations noted that the fact that cameras captured Mrs. Trump boarding the plane at all was unusual.