Melania Trump’s surprise visit to a Texas facility housing migrant children sent there by the U.S. government drew more attention for her wardrobe than her actual visit.
The first lady was photographed wearing a green, hooded military jacket with the words “I really don’t care, do u?” written graffiti-style on the back as she boarded a flight to the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center in McAllen, Texas.
When asked what message the first lady’s jacket intends to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.”
Mrs. Trump changed into a pale yellow jacket before the plane landed.
The youthful jacket sharply contrasts with the first lady’s typically bold, foreign-flavoured wardrobe which includes designs by Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Valentino,
The first lady’s stop came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating these families.
She visited a one-storey red brick building, which houses 55 children between the ages of 12 and 17.
Third-graders welcomed the first lady with a large paper American flag they’d signed taped to a wall.
With the words, “Welcome! First Lady” written in black marker across the red and white bars, Mrs. Trump also signed the flag, which the children gave to her.