Melania Trump, agent of coat chaos

The "Wildfang" US clothing company has come up with an alternative to the Melania Trump jacket, by selling a jacket for $98 (Rs 6,650) with the slogan "I really care, don't you?" and proceeds going to a Texas-based refugee and immigrant advocacy group.

Speaking on Today Friday, respected journalist Peter Alexander said: 'Nobody knows exactly what to make of it, but speaking to anybody who knows Melania Trump, and they will tell you that nothing the former model does is accidental'.

Mrs Trump changed into a pale yellow jacket before the plane landed in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Children's Centre, which houses 55 migrant children.

"The jacket Melania Trump wore to visit caged immigrant children", one user tweeted. Employing his usual spin, President Donald Trump cast the jacket as a media critique.

On Thursday, the first lady boarded a plane wearing an olive-green Zara jacket with graffiti-style writing on the back that read "I really don't care do U?" "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" the president wrote Thursday evening.

Ms Grisham told reporters that Ms Trump had planned the trip before her husband signed the executive order, saying: "She wanted to see everything for herself".

A second source said that Melania was aware that she was going to create drama with her fashion choice but made a decision to move forward anyway because she is already in knee-deep with her husband. "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message". While we're busy talking about the jacket, we're not focusing on all the terrible things the administration is doing.

I believe Melania was trolling her husband with the jacket message.

"This administration doesn't care about these kids", she said, referring to the thousands of children separated from their families in border detention centers.

Responding to the outcry over the curious fashion choice, her spokesperson said there was "no hidden message" behind the jacket.

The Trump administration has been enforcing a "zero tolerance" policy on illegal border crossers since early May.

Left-leaning criticism isn't necessarily a concern for the first lady.

She did not wear it while visiting with the children, but she did wear it upon her return to the capital, in full view of the news photographers who had gathered to capture her arrival.

  • Jon Douglas