Melania Trump visits border, Congress flails on family separations

Geneva Stokes
June 25, 2018

Though the video shows FLOTUS in different outerwear, she was photographed wearing the green Zara jacket before she witnessed firsthand the crisis immigrant families are facing as children separated from their parents are held at detention centers on the Mexico-U.S. border.

"I Really Don't Care, Do U?", was written in bold, capitalized white letters and to say that Americans were appalled by Melania's poor choice of fashion, given the situation, would soon prove to be a complete understatement.

As she boarded a plane to Texas, she appeared to be wearing a Zara jacket with the astonishing caption: "I really don't care". Melania said she was there to help reunite children with their families.

The wardrobe choice drew plenty of criticism on social media where many called it tone deaf, comparing it with Melania Trump's decision to wear stiletto heels during another one of her visits to Texas, that time to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Stephanie Grisham, Melania's spokesperson, said the First Lady was keen to thank staff and have a look at the facilities for herself.

"You have to understand: Melania trump not just put on for this trip 30 $ jacket that just happened to have in her wardrobe full of expensive designer clothes".

During her visit to the Upbringing New Hope Children's Shelter, Melania said: 'I'm looking forward to meeting the children'.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is traveling with her. "We don't like to see families separated", Trump said.

For a first lady as quiet as Trump, her fashion is analyzed thoroughly.

Others compared the event to the 2014 incident when then-President Barack Obama was bashed for wearing a tan suit, or the time in 2009 when conservatives criticized Michelle Obama for wearing a dress than exposed her bare arms.

In McAllen, Texas, Melania Trump visited the Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter, a federally-funded facility that houses about 55 children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, ages five to 17.

Under President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, almost 2,000 children have been separated from their parents and placed into holding facilities between April 19 and May 31 of this year, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

While Trump told a Wednesday campaign crowd that he'd fixed the family separation issue, his administration has not revealed a plan to reunite at least 1995 children US officials separated from their families. "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" the president tweeted.

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