President Trump Says Melania's Controversial Jacket Directed at 'Fake News Media'

First lady Melania Trump visits the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas, Thursday, June 21, 2018.

The jacket is made by Zara and costs $39, according to the Daily Mail.

The visit came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating families that entered the USA illegally.

UPDATE: Melania Trump's spokeswoman denies that the first lady was trying to send any message with the garment she picked out to wear during a highly visible public event.

In a few minutes, people started spoofing the jacket and adding their own messages. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe", East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham told CNN in a statement.

It's true. there's nothing hidden about the message. So maybe Grisham winds up guilting the media into ignoring or underplaying the jacket story - particularly given the ongoing border crisis, in which more than 2,000 kids have been separated from their parents as a result of the ramped-up "zero-tolerance" policy.

'She wants to see these children and she wants to help children.

Mrs Trump left the White House quietly in the morning and flew to Texas for the unannounced visit, a day after Mr Trump signed an executive order keeping families intact who cross into the United States illegally from Mexico.

In both cases, she changed into new outfits upon arrival: stylish, form-fitting jeans and a baseball cap.

Many have praised Trump for seeming to diverge from Donald Trump's attitude on separating children from their families.

According to her spokesperson, Melania Trump made a decision to visit detention centres housing children because she deeply cares about the controversial issue.

"Good luck", the first lady told them.

First Lady Melania Trump's wardrobe choice caused quite a stir on Twitter.

Grisham said that the first lady had the full backing of her husband.

"I was very impressed with the center and the hardworking staff and leadership there - and thank them for all of their hard work", Trump said. In fairness, the fact that she was traveling to Texas in the first place suggests this theory might be a bit far-fetched.

On the flight, Grisham confirmed that the first lady had seen the images and recordings of the separated children.

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