On Thursday, First Lady Melania Trump boarded a plane bound for a migrant detention center in McAllen, Texas, wearing a green jacket with a message on the back.
Printed on the back of the jacket are the words, “I Really Don’t Care, Do You?”
After images of the jacket surfaced, the internet completely melted down as the media and political commentators attempted to interpret the “message” the first lady was trying to send.
Predictably, Trump critics used the jacket as an opportunity to attack Melania.
However, a spokesperson for the first lady, Stephanie Grisham, poured cold water on the attacks in a statement.
“It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message,” Grisham said. “After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on.”
In a follow-up tweet, Grisham added, "Today’s visit w the children in Texas impacted @flotus greatly. 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."
Further, Melania Trump didn’t even wear the jacket to the migrant detention center in McAllen — she changed before she got off the plane.
The first lady visited the facility in Texas to check on the well-being of detained immigrant children and assist in reuniting them with their families.
"I'm here to learn about your facility, in which I know you house children on a long-term basis. And I'd also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible,” she said during the visit.
Once again, the media has manufactured outrage to distract from what the first lady is actually trying to accomplish.