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Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket for migrant visit

Last Updated Jun 21, 2018 at 5:07 pm EST

U.S. first lady Melania Trump boards an Air Force plane before traveling to Texas to visit facilities that house and care for children taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border June 21, 2018 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.