Update: President Trump responded to the media speculation Thursday evening with his own explanation of the First Lady's jacket.
“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
Many in the media freaked out Thursday over a jacket first lady Melania Trump wore when boarding the plane to visit immigrant children in a Texas detention center. The $39 Zara jacket reads “I really don’t care. do u?” on the back.
Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on."
She also mentioned the time the media attacked the First Lady for wearing heels when boarding the plane to visit Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.
Here’s what Melania Trump’s spokesperson has to say about the jacket that said “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” that she wore while boarding a plane to head to the border today pic.twitter.com/PUaMFBVDHq— julia reinstein (@juliareinstein) June 21, 2018
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. #SheCares #ItsJustAJacket— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) June 21, 2018
The first lady had changed outfits by the time the plane landed in Texas.
FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe." pic.twitter.com/Bp4Z8n455G— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 21, 2018
"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message." -- Melania Trump spox— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 21, 2018
Here's the thing: SOMEONE in that operation should have seen th jacket and though "Hmmm, maybe this is't the best idea." pic.twitter.com/A6JZwZ1cFd
If Michelle Obama or Laura Bush (or any first lady) wore a jacket like that to an event like this, they would have definitely been asked about it. https://t.co/CLinsG9d7t— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 21, 2018
Melania Trump's spokeswoman, via pool: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message."— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) June 21, 2018
That is true. The jacket literally said in giant letters, "I really don't care. Do you?"
the media isn't CHOOSING to focus on the jacket, we are shocked that FLOTUS and her staff are so incompetent at communications that they didn't think it would be noticed given that it literally says I DON'T REALLY CARE on the back when she's going to visit kidnapped children https://t.co/aWCQuTuGnT— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) June 21, 2018
I think she did it on purpose. In what world does Melanie wear 40 dollar jackets from Zara in 90 degree heat in Texas? Seems to me she wanted to wear that jacket to send a message. pic.twitter.com/bdVKv7GDKl— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) June 21, 2018