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Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention center

Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention center

First lady Melania Trump traveled to Texas Thursday in an unannounced visit to a social services center amid a crisis over migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents as a result of the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.

The pictures of Trump in the hooded jacket showed her boarding her jet (the FLOTUS plane is known as Executive One Foxtrot) at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Washington Thursday morning.

The military-style jacket is reportedly sold by Zara and costs $39, according to published reports.

People shared on Twitter how shocked they were at the jacket's message and said they wondered why Melania wore the jacket at all, given the temperature and humidity in both D.C. and Texas, as well as the jacket's insensitive message.

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message", Grisham said.

The first lady's visit comes as President Donald Trump's administration has separated members of families that cross U.S. borders illegally, sending thousands of children to holding camps around the country. She is down now at the border "because it really bothered her to be looking at this and to seeing it, as it bothered me, as it bothered everybody at this table", he said at the White House.

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Mrs Trump's husband credited her and his daughter Ivanka for persuading him to end the separation of children from parents who had entered the United States illegally.

During her visit, she visited two facilities and shook hands with a group of detained children.

"It's a jacket", her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement to Business Insider. Her fashion choice carried a baffling counter-message. Trump decided to make the trip a day after the president signed an executive order to stop the separation of families, but it's not her timing people are questioning-it's her fashion choice.

The youthful jacket sharply contrasts with the first lady's typically bold, foreign-flavored and higher-priced wardrobe.

The first lady has been uncharacteristically vocal about her feelings on this policy. (Melania reportedly changed her jacket before meeting the kids). Melania Trump's choice to wear heels during her trip to Texas to survey the response to Hurricane Harvey drew widespread criticism.


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