Virginia Postrel: The art of Melania's green jacket

Side by side The First lady traveled with Alex Azar Secretary of Health and Human Services for the trip which was also to a border processing center

Side by side The First lady traveled with Alex Azar Secretary of Health and Human Services for the trip which was also to a border processing center

If Mrs. Trump's jacket, from Zara's spring-summer 2016 collection, was some sort of counter-message, or a clear diss of the "fake news media" as her husband tweeted, the memes' clear victor is a reconfiguring to read, simply: "I really do care, do you?"

Perhaps one day first lady Melania Trump will use her own words to illuminate her fashion "don't care" message.

"I also like to ask you how I can help to be sure these children reunite with their families as quickly as possible", she said.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, denied that there was any "hidden message" in the clothing choice, while President Trump later tweeted that the dismissive note was an attack on "fake news media." (Melania reportedly changed her jacket before meeting the kids). "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe".

Twitter users were quick to criticise the first lady's jacket faux pas and the not-so-hidden message. As she was on her way to meet children who were separated from their families, it was as if her heart wasn't into it.

First lady Melania Trump smiles after signing American flag artwork while visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas, Thursday, June 21, 2018.

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Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008 and is not recognized as a sovereign nation by Serbia . The celebration was a nod to his Kosovar Albanian heritage and a pointed gesture aimed at Serbia .

The controversy comes after her husband Donald performed a U-turn on Wednesday, signing an executive order to reunite the families.

Mrs Trump had taken the coat off by the time she landed in McAllen before being whisked off to meet children that had been separated from their parents by immigration agents when trying to enter the United States over the Mexican border.

Despite Trump's executive order, a host of unanswered questions remain, including what will happens to the children who were already separated from their parents and where the government will house all the newly detained migrants, with the system already bursting at the seams. The facility, operated by Lutheran Social Services of the South and contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services, is a former nursing home-turned-shelter that now houses almost 60 children between the ages of 12 and 17.

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

'Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!' he added.

Whether the first lady anticipated - or was warned - that her outerwear would divert attention from what her staff described as a humanitarian mission, her choice to wear it in public seems to be deliberate.

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