Published On: Thu, Jun 21st, 2018

Melania wears 'I don't really care do u?' coat on migrant visit

First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her jacket worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas.

Mrs Trump was spotted in the jacket, which featured graffiti writing on the back with the words “I don’t really care do u?”, as she boarded a plane.

Her spokeswoman said “there was no hidden message” in her sartorial choice.

The $ 39 (£29) jacket from Zara has caused an uproar on social media.

Pretty tone deaf

Katty Kay, BBC News World News presenter, Washington

Melania Trump’s empathetic visit to the Mexican border risks being overshadowed by the unempathetic message on the back of her jacket.

It stretches credulity that the First Lady would make the effort to fly down to Texas, visit children, talk to staff and engage in this heartbreaking story only to deliberately undermine it with a callous choice of clothing.

It’s not clear how this was allowed to slip through the careful WH protocols but it’s a mistake on the part of her staff.

I give her the benefit of the doubt on compassion – but if she chose to wear this without thinking it was pretty tone deaf.

Twitter users were quick to criticise the first lady’s jacket faux pas and the not-so-hidden message.

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Mrs Trump made a surprise visit to a child migrant detention centre on Thursday.

Her tour of the federally funded facility in McAllen, Texas, housing dozens of Central American children came as her husband’s administration sought to quell the firestorm over migrant separations.

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Melania wears 'I don't really care do u?' coat on migrant visit