Trump Says First Lady's "I Really Don't Care" Jacket Refers to "Fake News Media"
"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message," her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said.
President Donald Trump clarified why first lady Melania Trump was sporting a jacket that read "I Really Don't Care, Do U?" as she boarded a plane for her visit to an immigrant children's detention center in Texas.
"I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" Trump wrote in a Thursday tweet.
The first lady was not photographed at the detention center in the jacket.
The tweet came after Melania Trump's spokeswoman on Thursday defended the first lady. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, when asked about the message, said, "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on."
The jacket is by fast fashion chain Zara and appears to be from 2017. It is not currently listed on the Zara website, but shows up on a couple of style blogs.
The first lady's unannounced trip comes a day after President Trump signed an executive order ending his controversial policy of family separation of those crossing into the U.S. illegally at the southern border.
Images of upset children and stories of families torn apart have made headlines around the globe.
This is not the first time Melania Trump's choice of fashion has seemed ill-timed.
Following close after the release of the Billy Bush Access Hollywood tape, in which Donald Trump is heard uttering the now-infamous line, "Grab 'em by the pussy," Melania Trump wore an interestingly (and, perhaps, unfortunately) named style of blouse to her husband's presidential debate. Politiquette noted that Melania Trump's top was Gucci's "pussy-bow silk crepe de chine shirt."
The first lady also faced heat last August for leaving the White House wearing stiletto heels on her way to tour a Houston flood zone after Hurricane Harvey, even earning the moniker "Disaster Barbie."
Booth Moore contributed to this report.