'No hidden message' in Melania Trump jacket, spokesperson says

USA first lady Melania Trump visits a room as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (R) looks on during a tour of the Lutheran Social Services of the South "Upbring New Hope Children's Center" near the U.S. -Mexico border in McAllen, Texas.

The response to Trump's "I really don't care, do u?" jacket was swift.

Grisham, in a statement to Newsweek, said there was "no hidden message", but did not explicitly confirm that Trump wore the jacket.

It's a ZARA jacket that retails for about $40.

Journalist Nina Terrero hit out at the First Lady, writing on Twitter: "Melania Trump wears Zara on a visit to a Texas children's shelter in an overture to appear as one of the good people..."

"This was 100% her idea", said Grisham of Trump's decision to travel to McAllen, making clear the first lady is not on a mission assigned by the President nor is she acting as his emissary.

I give her the benefit of the doubt on compassion - but if she chose to wear this without thinking it was pretty tone deaf.

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While there may not be a "hidden message" in her jacket, Trump knew that wearing the outfit would prompt a reaction.

US First Lady Melania Trump steps off a plane upon arrival at McAllen Miller International Airport in McAllen, Texas on June 21, 2018.

"After today's important visit to Texas", Grisham said, "I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe". The first lady's visit came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating families that entered the us illegally. "I also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible".

The reporters in the press pool that accompanied her apparently didn't see it; photographers did notice it and brought it up with Grisham later during her surprise visit to McAllen, Texas, to meet children separated from their migrant parents at the Texas border with Mexico.

Over the weekend, the First Lady spoke out against the policy, calling the children being separated from their parents something she "hates to see".

Left-leaning criticism isn't necessarily a concern for the first lady.

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