Melania Trump makes surprise visit to US-Mexico border

Explanation Officials from the Upbring New Hope Children's Center spoke to the First Lady before she toured the facility to meet children

Explanation Officials from the Upbring New Hope Children's Center spoke to the First Lady before she toured the facility to meet children

The first lady made a surprise visit to a child immigrant detention center in Texas Thursday afternoon and departed Washington wearing a controversial jacket.

As the first lady boarded her plane from Andrews Air Force Base, she wore an olive green jacket.

Yes, Melania wore a jacket that said she doesn't care when she flew to visit a migrant children's center in Texas.

Melania Trump wearing a Zara design jacket with the phrase "I really don't care".

It was not the first time Melania Trump raised eyebrows for her fashion choices when out in the field: previous year she wore needle-thin high stiletto heels to observe the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.

The first lady intends to inform the President on what she sees. She supports family reunification.

She's now getting slammed for her very poor choice of clothing when she went to meet these children.

I have no doubt Melania Trump does have a beating heart and feels sympathy for these children, but that means nothing when she is complicit in supporting and uplifting the man who put these children in this situation to begin with.

And one wonderful person turned the social media frenzy around the jacket into an opportunity to raise awareness for people in need.

Stephanie Grisham told the media: "I'd hope you guys would want to cover her visit with children today".

The visit was made images of distraught children crying for their mothers and housed in barren cages were broadcast worldwide, prompting outrage across the political spectrum.

This Republican, who is supportive of Trump, but skeptical of some of what they consider to be the administration's ham-handedness, says there was an urgent meeting among communications staff about how to fix this after it was becoming a story.

Or maybe it was a different message to the media - "I really don't care what you think [of me]".

The visit comes a day after Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating these families.

The first lady's visit comes as President Donald Trump's administration has separated members of families that cross United States borders illegally, sending thousands of children to holding camps around the country.

The youthful jacket sharply contrasts with the first lady's typically bold, foreign-flavoured wardrobe.

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