Why Melania Trump's jacket has sparked outrage

Clay Curtis
June 22, 2018

The high in the District on Friday, the first day of summer, was 86 degrees.

Grisham, in a statement to Newsweek, said there was "no hidden message", but did not explicitly confirm that Trump wore the jacket.

She will tour two facilities, both in McAllen, which is on the border: The Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center, a Customs and Border Patrol/DHS intake center where migrant families spend a few days; and Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter, part of Lutheran Social Services.

But it was the first lady's choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do u?". "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" And not just any first lady. Many Mexican families have been highlighted in the news recently after being ripped away from their children due to Donald Trump's border policies. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe", she said.

Over the weekend, the First Lady spoke out against the policy, calling the children being separated from their parents something she "hates to see".

During her visit today, Trump said she was "looking forward to meeting the children".

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Last month, the Trump administration chose to begin criminally prosecuting almost all illegal border crossers, tightening up a policy that had in the past been more discretionary and lenient to illegal immigrants.

He reversed course Wednesday by signing the order ending separations and keeping families together when they are in custody, at least for the next few weeks.

Some leaders of progressive groups and celebrities known for their liberal views also criticized the First Lady's jacket.

Media personality Toure wondered in a Tweet whether Melania Trump or those around her gave much thought to the message on the jacket. Is she suggesting that she doesn't really care the kids are without their parents because they were here illegally in the first place? She changed into a neutral outfit by landing time.

"She told him "I am headed down to Texas" and he was supportive".

"She's seen the images".

Melania Trump met with staff in McAllen where over 50 children aged 12 to 17 were housed. Her husband, President Barack Obama, was the talk of a 24-hour news cycle when he donned a tan suit in 2014 for a media briefing.

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