First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday for a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a firsthand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border.
“I want to thank you for your hard work, your compassion and your kindness,” the first lady said at a round table briefing at Up bring New Hope Children’s Shelter, with doctors and medical staff, social workers and other experts on hand.
“She wants to see what’s real,” the first lady’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN during a news briefing en route to Texas, explaining Trump’s decision to visit.
Trump becomes the first member of the President’s inner circle to personally witness the situation that has captured the country’s attention. Something else that grabbed attention: the jacket the first lady donned as she left Washington.
She wore an olive green jacket, which said on the back: “I really don’t care. Do U?” in white graffiti-style lettering. Trump was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen.
The $39 jacket is last season Zara.
The first lady’s team said there was no hidden meaning behind the sartorial choice.
“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 said.