WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents wearing a jacket that read “I really don’t care, do u?”
The green hooded spring military jacket has the words written graffiti-style on the back.
President Donald Trump says his wife, Melania, was taking a dig at the news media with the jacket.
The jacked caused a commotion on social media, which Trump responded to by tweet.
He says the slogan “written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media,” adding, “Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”
Asked earlier what message the first lady was trying to send, Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message.”
Grisham underscored that message in a tweet with the hashtags #SheCares and #ItsJustAJacket.
Mrs. Trump wore a different pale yellow jacket when the plane landed in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center, which houses 55 migrant children.
The youthful jacket sharply contrasts with the first lady’s typically bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe. In public appearances, the first lady has worn designs by Dolce & Gabbana, Del Pozo, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy and Valentino, often with daringly high Christian Louboutin heels.
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