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story.lead_photo.caption First lady Melania Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Thursday, June 21, 2018, after visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas.

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice carried a baffling counter-message.

The first lady wore a green, hooded military jacket from Zara that read "I really don't care, do u?" both as she departed and returned to Washington. The words were printed in white, in graffiti-style, on the jacket's back.

When asked what message the first lady's jacket intended to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe. "

Grisham underscored that message in a tweet with the hashtags #SheCares and #ItsJustAJacket.

But President Donald Trump offered his own interpretation in a tweet, saying it "refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!"

Mrs. Trump changed into a pale yellow jacket before the plane landed in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Children's Center, which houses 55 migrant children. But even after questions arose about her attire, Mrs. Trump was back in the green jacket when she returned to Washington in 80-degree weather.

Like it or not, Mrs. Trump's jacket had her trending on Twitter. One user borrowed an image of the back of the jacket to promote groups working on behalf of immigrant children.

Zara, a Spanish-based company with a large presence in the United States and around the world, had no comment. The jacket belongs to the company's spring-summer 2016 season.

Read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.


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  • BirdDogsRock
    June 21, 2018 at 8:52 p.m.

    Despite all the benefit of the doubt she was granted, that maybe she was a brighter light, Melania goes out of her way to demonstrate she is as heartless as her husband.

    June 21, 2018 at 11:18 p.m.

    Two abject TrumpFails in one day! Who saw that coming?

  • ArkCurmudgeon
    June 22, 2018 at 9:03 a.m.

    I don't agree with the vicious name calling but, I do believe she wore that intentionally and knew full well what it meant and what the reaction would be.

  • TimberTopper
    June 22, 2018 at 9:42 a.m.

    Maybe she was referring to her husband.

  • MS6321
    June 23, 2018 at 12:09 p.m.

    Mrs. Trump has way too much class to knowingly wear something that tacky. It is far more typical for some rabid liberal to be responsible for that dirty trick.

  • PopMom
    June 23, 2018 at 12:27 p.m.


    Yes, it is all Obama’s fault. Lol

    June 23, 2018 at 1:03 p.m.


    Not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, are we?

  • Foghorn
    June 23, 2018 at 1:42 p.m.

    Melanie is an illegal alien anchor baby mama who can’t even speak English after 20yrs in the US who dares to insult others who aspire to the same. Wow. Despicable, breathtaking hubris much?