First Lady Melania Trump boarded a plane on Thursday to visit McAllen, Texas, to witness firsthand the US crisis immigrant families are facing as children separated from their parents are held at detention centres on the Mexico-US border.
Her shocking choice of jacket has prompted an outcry on Twitter, calling the First Lady 'disrespectful' and 'insensitive.'
As she boarded the plane, Melania was photographed boarding the plane to Texas wearing a green Zara jacket, featuring the words 'I Really Don’t Care, Do U?' written in graffiti lettering across the back.
Her visit to the border comes as President Donald Trump's decision to reverse his administration’s policy to separate children from their detained parents who crossed the border seeking asylum.
Thousands of children remain separated from their families, however, in many in different states, with no clear plan to reunite them.
Many Twitter users were quick to call out Mrs. Trump’s jacket as tone deaf, with some suggested that she may even be 'trolling' her husband.
The first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said: 'She [Melania] supports family reunification. She thinks that it’s important that children stay with their families…She’s seen the images. She’s heard the recordings… She was on top of the situation before any of that came out. She was concerned about it…The images struck her, as a mother, as a human being.'