Melania Trump wears ‘I really don’t care’ jacket to visit DETAINED children

Melania Trump wears ‘I really don’t care’ jacket to visit DETAINED children

Melania Trump wears ‘I really don’t care’ jacket to visit DETAINED children

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday (Jun 21) as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis.

But Trump's tweet appeared to contradict an earlier statement the first lady's spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, made about the jacket, in which Grisham said it's not about the jacket and "there was no hidden message".

Twitter users were quick to call out the jacket faux pas, with many making fun of the the not-so-hidden message. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to focus on her wardrobe".

The First Lady wore the $39 khaki green Zara jacket upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. At the G7 summit previous year, she wore a floral coat worth $51,000.

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.

Trump's spokeswoman denied that the jacket had any special significance. She also asked what the children's physical and mental states generally are when they arrive.

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The term " separate but equal " became a legal precedent following an 1896 Supreme Court ruling Plessy v. Ferguson that said the use of racially separate facilities, if equal, was not discrimination.

" 'I'm headed down to Texas, ' " is what Grisham said the first lady told her husband, and "he was supportive".

"I would also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible". While many of them are unaccompanied minors, six were reportedly separated from their parents at the border.

Trump had come under pressure to stop the practice, including from GOP allies and the first lady herself, following a public outcry sparked by widespread images of children held in fence-like structures.

That policy remains in place even as President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to keep children with their detained parents. They were transferred to a residential center near Dilley, Texas, where she was told that she and her family had a credible asylum claim, but that her sons would be taken to a shelter in NY while she remained in Texas.

The administration's "zero-tolerance" policy of criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers, which has led to the removal of some 2,300 children from their parents since May, remains. The facility, operated by Lutheran Social Services of the South and contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services, is a former nursing home-turned-shelter that now houses almost 60 children between the ages of 12 and 17.

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