Colbert Dissects The ‘Not So Hidden’ Message Melania Trump’s Jacket Conveyed

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Trump's order, an unusual reversal by him, moves parents with children to the front of the line for immigration proceedings, but it does not end a 10-week-old "zero tolerance" policy that calls for prosecution of immigrants crossing the border illegally under the country's criminal entry statute. Her choice of accompanying garment, though, has left many to speculate on her true feelings about the policy that has so far left over 2,300 children stranded away from their parents.

"But the president's take on the jacket told a decidedly different story: "'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the Fake News Media", Donald Trump tweeted shortly after his wife's return.

A tone-deaf sartorial decision - or a hidden message from the first lady?

While visiting with the children, she did not wear the jacket.

"Thank you for all that you do", the first lady said around a table with officials and those in charge of the Upbring New Hope Children's Center, in McAllen, Texas.

While the visit shows Trump is making an effort to be involved with the care of the children, her jacket choice sent a confusing message.

"I'm here to learn about your facility", she said as she received a briefing about the work of Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter. She stated that she "hates to see children separated from their families".

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"This was 100 percent her idea". She also said the first lady's visit with the children in Texas "impacted @flotus greatly".

The first lady's demonstration of concern for the people affected by USA immigration enforcement draws a contrast - whether deliberate or not - with her husband, who often speaks derisively of those who enter the country illegally and regularly portrays them as threats to public safety.

Speaking at a Cabinet meeting shortly after the first lady arrived at the facility, the president said of the separations, "it really bothered her to be looking at this and seeing it".

The president had come under withering pressure to stop separating migrant families, including from the first lady, following a public outcry sparked by widespread government-distributed images of children held in fence-like structures. But HHS has assessed four as prospective housing for children: Fort Bliss, Goodfellow Air Force Base and Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, and Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas.

It has already sold out, with sales being pledged to a refugee and immigrant support service based in Texas.

Melania's press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, responded to the backlash in a statement to Us Weekly.

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