Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

First lady's 'I don't care' jacket causes a stir

Dr. Manny Alvarez as a young boy UPDATE: First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center
| 22 June, 2018, 19:31

REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueFirst lady Melania Trump boards the plane as she departs Joint Base Andrews on her way to Texas on June 21.

"'But today, on her way to show that she cares, Melania wore a jacket that says, 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?". Less than a year after making headlines with python Manolo Blahnik stiletto heels, which she donned to visit another group of Texans, those stranded by the destruction of Hurricane Irma, it's unclear what reason she could possibly find to wear a garment with such a message to the Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter, where some 55 children live in citizenship limbo. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe", she said.

Hours later President Donald Trump chimed in and claimed that the jacket message refers to "fake news".

Melania Trump's surprise border on Thursday left everyone miffed after it was reported that First Lady planned to visit a Texas migrant center in the wake of the divisive policy that has rendered thousands of migrant children divided from their families as they cross the border.

"Here's the thing: Someone in that operation should have seen th [sic] jacket and thought 'Hmmm, maybe this is't the best idea, '" CNN's Chris Cillizza said.

Melania Trump is visiting two Texas facilities housing some of the more than 2,300 migrant children sent by the US government after their families entered the country illegally.

Democrats, along with much of the media, have been portraying the President, and consequently the First Lady, as not caring about these children, many of whom have been torn out of their parents' arms, kicking and screaming.


"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message", Stephanie Grisham told the Associated Press.

After a tour of facilities, Grimsham said the images of the little ones kept behind a chain-link fence "struck her, as a mother, as a human being".

Then she wore it *again* when she deplaned back at Andrews Air Force Base after the trip - and after the wave of initial outrage.

Colbert quipped that perhaps the Trump administration, in an attempt to "try to humanize these child detention centers", chose to "send their most high-profile detainee, Melania Trump". She supports family reunification. "I want to thank you for your hard work, your compassion and your kindness you're giving them in these difficult times".

The jacket was discarded before her visit of the facility, during which she was dressed in white jeans, a khaki shirt, and white Stan Smith sneakers.

"I would also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible".

The president had insisted incorrectly that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because children can not go to jail with adults who are being criminally prosecuted for crossing the border illegally. Just a week before, Trump's newest lawyer and spokesman, Rudy Giuliani, said that Melania believed Donald when he said he didn't have an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels. She has shown that she won't bow to public pressure or expectations about how she should comport herself as first lady.

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