News & Opinion | June 22, 2018 9:08 am

Melania Trump Wears “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” Jacket To Visit Immigrant Children

The First Lady made an unannounced visit to a center where migrant children are held away from their parents.

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First lady Melania Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, after visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Melania Trump went to visit a center where migrant children are being held after being forcibly separated from their parents to show she cares about their plight. But her fashion choice seemed to provide a confusing counter-message.

The first lady wore a green, hooded military jacket that had the words, “I don’t really care, do u?” written on the back. The jacket is from the brand Zara, and the words were printed in white, graffiti style. Trump wore it both as she departed and returned to Washington.

When asked what message Trump was sending, 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,” according to The Associated Press.

But President Trump has a different interpretation, tweeting that the jacket “refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”

When she arrive in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center, which houses 55 migrant children, Trump changed into a pale yellow jacket before deboarding. However, she was back in the green jacket when she returned to Washington in 80-degree weather.

The jacket belongs to the Zara’s spring-summer 2016 season and was sold for $39, though it is no longer for sale by the company, who had no comment on Trump donning it. The jacket had Trump trending on Twitter, with many users changing what the back of the jacket said.