‘I don’t care’: Melania’s controversial coat to visit migrant children

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 24, 2018

First lady Melania Trump arrives to board a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas to visit the U.S. -Mexico border.

Trump planned to tour two facilities, both in McAllen, according to a White House pool report: The Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center, a Customs and Border Patrol/DHS intake center for migrant families, and Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter, which part of Lutheran Social Services.

The army green jacket was adorned with bold, white letters on the back, reading: "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?"

When asked what message the first lady's jacket intends to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "It's a jacket". There was no hidden message.

Third-graders at a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents welcomed first lady Melania Trump with a large paper American flag they'd signed.

The notoriously private former model is intentional about her wardrobe choices: the instantly-iconic white hat for the French state visit, her white suit at the State of the Union speech and the pussy bow blouse she donned after the "Access Hollywood" tape surfaced all sent a clear message. "It is my hope that Members of Congress will finally reach across the aisle and work together to solve this problem with common sense immigration reform that secures our borders and keeps families together".

"#SheCares #ItsJustAJacket" Grisham tweeted later on, as speculation swirled online. The first lady's visit came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating families that entered the US illegally.

Mrs. Trump says time spent with the children reinforces the fact that they're in the situation "as a direct result of adult actions". A decision to wear high-heeled pumps as she headed to visit Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston was met with a backlash, although she later changed into sneakers.

The facility opened to the first lady was of course selected keeping in mind press would be accompanying her.

Later, President Donald Trump said the jacket's message was a shot at the media.

"Right now, we're averaging 42 to 45 days", de la Cerda said. Trump said at a cabinet meeting that he had directed the departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services "to work together to keep illegal immigrant families together during the immigration process and to reunite these previously separated groups".

Trump was not seen wearing the coat when she first arrived in Texas, but had it on again when she returned to Washington.

But there IS one thing she can do now to make us believe her trip to the immigrant children's shelter was not a mixed-up political performance that came with a costume: She needs to demand that her husband do everything in his power to reunite the children with their parents.

Mrs. Trump, whose focus is on children, may have helped encourage her husband to act.

Hours after the photo was taken, Grisham issued a second statement on her official Twitter account blasting the media.

Excuse me? The media isn't preventing the first lady from helping children - and reporters and commentators like me can't do a lot for the kids who are now being held apart from their parents.

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