As she was seen boarding her plane at Andrews Air Force Base, which departed for McAllen, Texas, those paying attention noticed that she was wearing a $39 khaki Zara jacket, according to DailyMail. The high in the District on Friday, the first day of summer, was 86 degrees.
"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message", she said of the olive-colored item, which is already sold out.
But the jacket the USA first lady wore for Thursday's trip conveyed a different message.
Mrs. Trump toured two facilities run by the Department of Homeland Security during her trip to McAllen: the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center, a Customs and Border Patrol intake center, and Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter, a Health and Human Services grantee facility that now houses about 60 kids (ages 5-17, though mostly teens) from Honduras and El Salvador.
And even Dictionary.com chose to publish a pointed tweet defining the word "indifference" and explaining its definition matched what it saw as the First Lady's message.More news: Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit To US-Mexico Border
Or maybe it was a different message to the media - "I really don't care what you think [of me]".
She asked many questions, seeking assurances that they are being properly cared for.
Ahead of a visit with victims of Hurricane Harvey a year ago, photos of the first lady heading to the airport in stiletto heels drew ire on social media.
She said: "Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform".
"I'm glad I'm here and I'm looking forward to seeing and meeting children", the first lady told the facility's workers as she sat down for a brief Q&A, followed by a tour.
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On Wednesday, the president signed an executive order created to end the family-separation policy. "She was concerned about it", Grisham said.
Slovenian-born Mrs Trump's trip comes after her husband made a shock U-turn on the policy introduced six weeks ago after images of youngsters in cages sparked global outrage.
In signing the executive order to reverse the separation policy on Wednesday, Trump cited his daughter and his wife.
First lady Melania Trump's outfit choice sparked outrage, confusion and shock on Thursday.
"But even if the stars and moon collide I never want you back into my life You can take your words and all your lies Oh oh oh I really don't care".
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She also spoke with staff members, and inquired about the children's well-being. Her husband, President Barack Obama, was the talk of a 24-hour news cycle when he donned a tan suit in 2014 for a media briefing.