Melania Trump's fashion statement: When a jacket isn't just a jacket

Round table talks Melania Trump heard from doctors social workers and law enforcement at the Upbring New Hope Children's Center in McAllen Texas

Round table talks Melania Trump heard from doctors social workers and law enforcement at the Upbring New Hope Children's Center in McAllen Texas

The jacket is a Zara military style piece. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on", Trump's spokesperson Stephanie Grisham sniffed.

On Thursday, before jacket-gate, the first lady's spokeswoman stressed to the press that the trip to Texas "was 100% [Melania's] idea". In public appearances, the first lady has worn designs by Dolce & Gabbana, Del Pozo, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy and Valentino, often with daringly high Christian Louboutin heels.

First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas to visit the U.S. -Mexico border.

"She will continue to update her husband", said Grisham, confirming what was reported first yesterday by CNN, that the first lady had been actively lobbying the president behind the scenes, encouraging him to stop the separation of children as swiftly as possible, either via legislative process or executive power.

By the time she arrived at the Upbring New Hope Children's Center, run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, she had ditched the jacket.

The trip comes a day after President Trump signed an executive order ending his controversial policy of family separation for migrant families detained as they're crossing into the USA illegally at the southern border.

The first lady met with the facility's executive director, a case manager, a medical care coordinator and others as she began a tour of the facility.

She asked questions about the kids' mental and physical state when they enter the facility and thanked the staff for showing the young ones kindness.

She visited a one-storey red brick building, which houses 55 children between the ages of 12 and 17. He says staff have "a tremendous passion for working with these children" and the center is "their home".

Melania Trump, herself an immigrant from Slovenia, first weighed into the debate on Sunday with a public statement saying she hated to see children separated from their families and calling on the U.S. to govern "with heart".

However, his policy of criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers remains.

President Trump's response came hours after Twitter reacted to Melania Trump's jacket.

Trump, speaking at a Cabinet meeting, said that his wife was "down at the border, '" and Grisham said that the first lady had the full backing of her husband.

The facilities have all but dominated the news for days on end, causing heated political battles from the White House to Capitol Hill, ricocheting around the world in an uproar of disbelief and consternation.

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