Melania wears 'I don't really care do u?' coat on migrant visit

Mr Trump's determination to be in pole position was demonstrated at a NATO summit last year when he appeared to shove the Montenegro PM out of the way to get to the front in

At right, the Zara jacket she's wearing.

The first lady wore a green, hooded military jacket from the fast-fashion brand Zara that read "I really don't care, do u?" both as she departed and returned to Washington.

She 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. "Melania Trump can give one of those untouchable little girls the warmth she deserves, the hug she deserves... from one immigrant to another".

"I would also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible".

Trump wore the jacket as she boarded a flight en route to visit a group of migrant children in Texas.

It stretches credulity that the First Lady would make the effort to fly down to Texas, visit children, talk to staff and engage in this heartbreaking story only to deliberately undermine it with a callous choice of clothing.

Her tour of the federally funded facility in McAllen, Texas, housing dozens of Central American children came as her husband's administration sought to quell the firestorm over migrant separations.

The students are among 58 at the Upbring New Hope Children's Center, where Mrs. Trump made a surprise visit Thursday.

Twitter users were quick to criticise the first lady's jacket faux pas and the not-so-hidden message. Back at the White House, President Donald Trump seemed to contradict the first lady's spokesperson by saying the jacket was indeed meant to send a message - to the media.

Grisham had earlier bashed the media for paying so much attention to Melania Trump's sartorial choices. She was told twice a week, but the official noted that there is a process to verify that the persons they are communicating with are their families.

She spoke to many individually through a translator, and as she left the room she told them: "Be kind and nice to each other, OK?" Trump himself cited his wife's stance as one of the reasons why he signed the executive order on Wednesday. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe", she said.

"She wants to see what's happening for herself and she wants to lend her support, executive order or not", Grisham said.

More than 2,300 children, some as young as 8 months, have been detained by the government in recent weeks as part of the president's "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal immigration.

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

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