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The First Lady boarded a flight to visit immigrant children being held at the border in Texas wearing a jacket that read “‘I Really Don’t Care Do U?” on the back on Thursday.
Melania Trump’s Zara jacket had the words written boldly on its back, although her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham told The Daily Mail there was “no hidden message.”
Even though she changed out of her jacket before arriving in Texas, her wardrobe choice sparked outrage among many on Twitter given President Donald Trump’s controversial “zero-tolerance” policy that has separated more than 2,300 immigrant children from their parents after they crossed the border.
Among other questions raised was the $39 price of her jacket, notable because she is known to wear mainly high-end fashion designers, according to Vox.
Her visit comes a day after the President signed an executive order to end separation of undocumented families at the border, even though it will not do anything for the children already separated at the border, The New York Times reported.
Trump, on her visit to the Upbring New Hope Children’s Shelter, said she was there to learn about the facility, and about how she can help the children reunite with their families at the soonest, reported The Huffington Post.
"She's seen the images. She's heard the recordings," Grisham told Elle. "The images struck her, as a mother, as a human being. She wanted to see everything for herself ... She supports family reunification."
At the Upbring New Hope Children’s Shelter, there were 55 children when she arrived. She asked some of them to be “kind and nice to the other” and to “study hard,” according to Dallas News.
Melania Trump had come under attack on social media even before she was spotted in her controversial jacket today. Earlier this week, she had to alert Secret Services after actor Peter Fonda tweeted that he wants to “rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.” Fonda has since apologized.
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