First lady's 'don't care' jacket is a gift to memers online

But an army green jacket she wore boarding her plane to Texas at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland sent a very different message. The high in the District on Friday, the first day of summer, was 86 degrees.

"I wanted to illustrate the Statue of Liberty (a real first lady) wearing what we all feel and holding the hand of that little girl whose image we've seen everywhere and taking care of her because that is what she and all these children deserve", Teodoro said in an interview with HuffPost.

Mrs Trump sparked a firestorm of criticism over the $39 Zara khaki jacket with its daubed slogan which she wore to meet children who had been separated from their parents at a shelter in McAllen, Tx., Thursday.

President Trump had cited the influence of Melania and his daughter, Ivanka, in his signing the Executive Order.

But upon returning to the White House, she sported the jacket once more, despite stifling heat and humidity in the Washington region.

Melania Trump was trolling president with jacket message.

On Wednesday, the president said it was his wife and daughter Ivanka who had urged him to end the policy of separating parents who had tried to cross the United States southern border illegally from their children.

Shop the "I Really Care, Don't U?" line here. But it wasn't long before the first lady's controversial jacket threatened to overshadow the entire goodwill junket to the border.

The first lady herself called for a political compromise to end the stripping of children from their parents - the result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy against illegal border crossings, in effect since May.

After assuring the audience that his show had repeatedly verified the image "because we thought this has to be fake", Colbert showed pictures of Melania, en route to the detention centers, wearing a jacket that read, "I really don't care, do u?" If media would spend their time & energy on her actions & efforts to help kids - rather than speculate & focus on her wardrobe - we could get so much accomplished on behalf of children. "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she not longer cares!"

Her spokesman claimed that the jacket had not been meant to convey a statement, and urged journalists not to read anything into it.

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