Melania Trumpruffled feathers on Thursday when she traveled to meet with immigrant children wearing a jacket that read "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" across the back. So yes, that's exactly what it said on the back of the first lady's jacket from retailer Zara.
Her visit comes amid growing outrage in the United States over a policy that separates migrant children who illegally enter the us with their parents.
A tone-deaf sartorial decision - or a hidden message from the first lady?
Last week Trump had said only Congress could change the separation policy but on Wednesday he signed an executive order to keep families together during immigration proceedings.
Today's visit to #Texas to spend time with children & thank the many hardworking individuals helping to care for them was very meaningful. Trump decided to make the trip a day after the president signed an executive order to stop the separation of families, but it's not her timing people are questioning-it's her fashion choice.
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President Trump had come under pressure to stop the practice of separating families, including from GOP allies and the first lady herself, following a public outcry sparked by widespread images of children held in fence-like structures.
It wasn't. The White House quickly defended her fashion choice. The way I see it, there's only one explanation for why she wore what she wore: She wanted to send a message. The first lady signed it as well.
In a subsequent tweet, Grisham said the visit impacted the first lady "greatly". Since the Stormy Daniels stories began, Melania has been noticeably absent from her husband's side.
But I forgot that this is the darkest timeline and, indeed, soon the jacket was confirmed by Trump's own spokesperson who said: "It's a jacket".
Democrats, along with much of the media, have been portraying the President, and consequently the First Lady, as not caring about these children, many of whom have been torn out of their parents' arms, kicking and screaming.