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'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

This would honestly be a weird thing for a First Lady to wear NO MATTER WHAT.

And whether or not it was a hidden message, she's getting slammed for wearing it.

US First Lady Melania Trump steps off a plane upon arrival at McAllen Miller International Airport in McAllen, Texas on June 21, 2018.

She also spoke with staff members, and inquired about the children's well-being. 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. While many of them are unaccompanied minors, six were reportedly separated from their parents at the border.

Her office said in a statement Thursday: "Her goals are to thank law enforcement and social services providers for their hard work, lend support and hear more on how the administration can build upon the already existing efforts to reunite children with their families". She learned the children are allowed a 10-minute phone call twice a week.

Melania Trump traveled to a border facility in Texas today where children are being kept.

Fashion is political for the first lady. Mrs. Trump, herself an immigrant from Slovenia, signed the flag and gifted it back to the center. Is she suggesting that she doesn't really care the kids are without their parents because they were here illegally in the first place?

Melania Trump visited three classrooms, each time asking the children where they came from, their ages, how long they'd been at the center and their favorite subjects. Their physical and mental states are immediately assessed, and they are given orientation. The children attend school five days a week and have access to a variety of activities.

"Slogan T-shirts have often been a vehicle for communication, and they've come back in vogue in the a year ago or two with the political upheaval in many countries, including our own", said Wendy Liebmann, chief executive of consulting firm WSL Strategic Retail.

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Arriving at Andrews air force Base in Baltimore, the First Lady wore a US$39 (A$57) Zara coat with graffiti-style writing on the back, which read, 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO YOU?'

Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the first lady wasn't sending a message with the jacket.

A tone-deaf sartorial decision - or a hidden message from the first lady?

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.

While she was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen, Texas, according to CNN, the First Lady's choice of attire struck many as insensitive.

President Donald Trump offered up his own explanation, saying the jacket's message was intended as an attack on the "Fake News Media".

After staying quiet as worldwide outcry grew over the Trump administration's family separation policy, Ivanka Trump on Thursday also called on families to be "swiftly" reunited.

A White House official on Wednesday told POLITICO that the first lady had been arguing behind the scenes to end family separation, and specifically had conversations with her husband about it.