Melania Trump reveals controversial jacket was worn to send message to media


It wasn’t just a jacket.

Melania Trump revealed Friday that the jacket she wore at the height of the controversy and outrage around President Trump’s immigration policy that separated children from their parents at the US border was meant to send a message — but not to immigrants.

The First Lady in June made a surprise visit to a detention center for children in Texas with an unmissable message scrawled on the back of her jacket. “I really don’t care, do u?” read the $39 Zara number.

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The First Lady told ABC News’ Tom Llamas that the jacket was meant to take aim at “the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me” in a segment that aired Friday.

“I want to show them that I don’t care,” Trump said. “You could criticize whatever you want to say, but it will not stop me to do what I feel is right.”

“It was kind of a message, yes,” she added. “I would prefer that they would focus on what I do and on my initiatives than what I wear.”

She was clear though that the message was not intended for the children she visited.

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“It’s obvious I didn’t wear the jacket for the children. I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane,” she said.

The White House insisted in June — when she wore the piece — that there no hidden meaning to her garb.

“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,” Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham said.

President Trump at the time tweeted that the message “refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are and she truly no longer cares.”

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