Melania Trump has explained why she wore ‘that’ jacket that said “I really don’t care, do u?” on a trip to visit migrant children who had been separated from their parents.
The First Lady wore the jacket on a visit to the Upbring New Hope Children’s Centre in McAllen, Texas, in June, sparking speculation over whether it was some kind of deliberate message.
At the time, a spokeswoman said there was no hidden message in Melania’s wardrobe choice, but in an interview with ABC News, Mrs Trump has now said that the jacket was indeed a statement, saying it was a message to “people and the left-wing media who are criticising me.”
She said the jacket was a statement that any criticism would not stop her from doing “what I feel is right”.
Noting that she wore the jacket getting on and off the plane, but not during her visits with children, she said she purposely wore it on the flight back to Washington after seeing “how the media was obsessed about it”.
“It was kind of a message, yes,” she said.
In the same interview with ABC while touring Africa last week, Mrs Trump said she loves her husband President Donald Trump and has “much more important things to think about” than allegations of his infidelity.
“I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip,” she said.
“But I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines … and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today.”
Asked in the interview if she loves her husband, Mrs Trump said: “Yes, we are fine. Yes.”
“It is not a concern and focus of mine,” she said. “I’m a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”