Melania Trump dons ‘I really don’t care’ jacket on flight to visit detained migrant children (Report)



Melania Trump boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents wearing a jacket that read “I really don’t care, do u?”

The green hooded spring military jacket has the words written graffiti-style on the back.

When asked what message the jacket intended to send, spokesperson Stephanie Grisham said: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message.”
The wardrobe choice drew plenty of criticism on social media where many called it tone deaf, comparing it with Melania Trump’s decision to wear stiletto heels during another one of her visits to Texas, that time to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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The president’s wife wore a different pale yellow jacket when the plane landed in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center, which houses 55 migrant children.

Third-graders welcomed Melania 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, Melania also signed the flag, which the children gave to her.

Melania Trump changed into a pale yellow jacket before the plane landed in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center, which houses 55 migrant children. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

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The visit came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating families that entered the U.S. illegally. However, his policy of criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers remains.

‘Be nice and kind to each other’

Visiting another classroom, Melania asked children where they were from and how long they’d been at the centre where staff said children typically spend between 42 and 45 days. She told children to “be kind and nice to each other” as she left another classroom.

Melania Trump’s choice to wear heels during her trip to Texas to survey the response to Hurricane Harvey drew widespread criticism. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

Thursday’s visit was one of two that the president’s wife made to the Texas facilities where some of the more than 2,300 migrant children are being housed after their families entered the U.S. illegally.
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It’s possible that Melania, whose focus is on children, may have helped encourage her husband to act.

Melania said earlier through her spokesperson that she “hates” to see families separated at the border. A White House official followed up Wednesday, saying Melania had been making her opinion known to the president that he needed to act to keep migrant families together.