Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday, but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?" The high in the District on Friday, the first day of summer, was 86 degrees.
It was such a serenely quiet week for Melania Trump and her fashion until about 2 p.m. Thursday, when the world saw the jacket that Trump wore on her way to Texas, where she was traveling to see some of the children who are being detained after attempting to cross into the United States.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, spokesperson Grisham said: "Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform". The controversial jacket was an olive green by Zara in white graffiti-style lettering worth $39.
Her visit to the centre, which houses 55 kids, comes after the POTUS signed an executive order stopping family separation following a massive backlash from celebrities, the media, members of the public and even his own wife by the sounds of things. This is not the first time Trump's fashion has been at the center of controversy.
But then there was the curiously juvenile Zara jacket, which had the words "I really don't care, do U?"
If Mrs. Trump's jacket, from Zara's spring-summer 2016 collection, was some sort of counter-message, or a clear diss of the "fake news media" as her husband tweeted, the memes' clear victor is a reconfiguring to read, simply: "I really do care, do you?"
The unusual jacket looked out of place in the wardrobe of the First Lady, who is known to impress in the sartorial stakes.
A gold star to anyone who guessed that Stephen Colbert would mine comedy gold from the First Lady's freakish message-embossed attire during Thursday's "Late Show" monologue, what with all the furor over children of aspiring immigrants being ripped from their parents and imprisoned in cages.
'Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!' She added the tags #humanity and #decency, as well as several references in support of immigrant rights.