Melania Trump's choice of jacket has caused a serious amount of controversy

Nellie Chapman
June 22, 2018

First Lady Melania Trump wore the khaki green jacket while disembarking from a plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, en-route to an immigration children detention facility in Texas.

Wow. It's really come to this, huh?

The military-style jacket is reportedly sold by Zara and costs $39, according to published reports. Someone must have pulled her aside to talk some sense into her while she was on the plane, because she appeared to remove the tone-deaf garment by the time she landed.

First lady Melania Trump's fashion choice for her visit to the Mexican border - a jacket with the words "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" - blew up Twitter yesterday with accusations of cold-heartedness amid the illegal immigrant family separation controversy.

On Thursday, Melania Trump faced criticism over her choice of outerwear after making an unannounced visit to the Texas border near Mexico.

"I'm here to learn about your facility", she said as she received a briefing about the work of Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter.

Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser who is an advocate in the White House for women and families, has not spoken out publicly on the zero tolerance policy at the border which has separated hundreds of children from their parents or adult guardians. Trump decided to make the trip a day after the president signed an executive order to stop the separation of families, but it's not her timing people are questioning-it's her fashion choice. The "court ordered loopholes" comment references a 1997 court decision that limits how long an immigrant child can be detained, which the Trump administration has cited as its rationale for separating families when parents are arrested.

Seattle Mayor and former US attorney Jenny Durkan said Thursday at a news conference on the outskirts of El Paso that immigrant shelters have been overwhelmed by criminal prosecutions ordered by the Trump administration.

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A 10-year-old boy was terrified and the photographer tried to calm him by showing him pictures he had taken of the Rio Grande. The girl was among a group of women and children gathered on a dirt road that the agents stopped near McAllen, Texas.


She told children to "be kind and nice to each other" as she left another classroom.

First lady Melania Trump signs an American Flag while visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center.

Whatever Melania meant with the "I don't care" jacket, Dworkin was wrong to take it as a statement that she "hates" children.

Video footage of children locked in cage-like enclosures have attracted condemnation and outrage, with Mrs Trump herself advocating an end to the separations.

First lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to a McAllen detention center that is housing some of the children.

The 1997 Flores consent decree limits the amount of time that undocumented immigrant children can be held by the federal government, whether they crossed the border with relatives or by themselves.

She has faced mockery for this before - with people alleging hypocrisy, given her husband's propensity for social media outbursts against individuals.

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