For the start of her trip to visit immigrant children at the USA border, the first lady wore a $39 jacket from Zara with the words "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" written graffiti-style on the back.
" 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the Fake News Media".
After a week of seeing photos of crying children and hearing wrenching audio of crying children and reading about the traumas they could be dealing with for the rest of their lives, we are faced with a photo of the first lady wearing a jacket that says, "I Really Don't Care".
Mrs. Trump had removed the jacket with the somewhat baffling message by the time she arrived at the center holding the children in Texas. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on", Trump's spokesperson Stephanie Grisham sniffed.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham said the detention facilities "are essentially summer camps", on her show on Monday, whereas former first lady Laura Bush said they were "eerily reminiscent" of World War II Japanese internment camps in a Washington Post column on Sunday.
"It's a jacket", she said in an email asking what the first lady's choice meant.
Program Director Roy De La Cerda told the first lady that the mostly Guatemalan children typically stay at the center for an average of 42 to 45 days.
The first lady asked that the children be reunited with their families "as quickly as possible".
Is she unaware of why she was visiting children in a migrant shelter in Texas?
Melania Trump's empathetic visit to the Mexican border risks being overshadowed by the unempathetic message on the back of her jacket.
Trump, speaking at a Cabinet meeting, said that his wife was "down at the border, '" and Grisham said that the first lady had the full backing of her husband.
"She told him "I am headed down to Texas" and he was supportive".
Prosecutors on Thursday declined to charge 17 adults who crossed the border illegally. A White House official followed up Wednesday, saying Mrs. Trump had been making her opinion known to the president that he needed to act to keep migrant families together.
"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", Ms Grisham said in a statement.
She popped into a class where children were learning about angles and lines, and then an English Language Arts class where the kids were learning how to celebrate the Fourth of July.