Melania Trump's jacket: ‘I really don't care. Do U?'
Jun 22 2018
"The first lady landed in McAllen, Texas under a heavy downpour, her motorcade driving through deep water to the Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter, a federally-funded facility that houses around 60 children from Honduras and El Salvador, ages five to 17".
According to reports, the jacket is from high street outlet Zara and can be bought for $39 (£29.50).
Her visit comes amid growing outrage in the United States over a policy that separates migrant children who illegally enter the USA with their parents.
No one's gonna argue with her decision to make the trip, but her wardrobe selection's a whole other story.
Trump, who works with personal stylist Hervé Pierre, often changes her clothing en route to a destination, so it's not known if she was alerted to the potentially offensive message on her jacket or if she had already planned to change into something else.
Coming back to Grisham's point, no one suspects the message was hidden - it would be hard to hide something in that size font - but when the first lady of the United States selects that piece of outerwear for this kind of visit, you have to know we're going to ask why.
There was no immediate prospect, however, of them reuniting with their children.
The three migrants, who are represented by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, argue in the suit filed in federal court in Washington D.C., that the administration was separating kids from their parents as a form of punishment, which isn't allowed under the Constitution. Well, today she didn't have to say much because her outfit said it all.
"We don't like to see families separated", Trump said. Trump is a former model with a keen understanding of her own image.
She wore the coat as she visited a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.
US First Lady Melania Trump steps off a plane upon arrival at McAllen Miller International Airport in McAllen, Texas on June 21, 2018.
"She told him "I am headed down to Texas" and he was supportive".
The first lady has been uncharacteristically vocal about her feelings on this policy.
Left-leaning criticism isn't necessarily a concern for the first lady. The first lady signed it as well.
"I'm glad I'm here and I'm looking forward to seeing the children", Melania Trump said at a roundtable discussion with social workers and government officials.