First lady Melania Trump visits child detention center in Texas

When asked what message the first lady's jacket meant to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "It's a jacket".

Trump was photographed boarding a plane to visit the immigrant children wearing a jacket that read "I really don't care".

The controversy comes after her husband Donald performed a U-turn on Wednesday, signing an executive order to reunite the families.

On Sunday, while the president was still defending the policy, her communications director released a statement saying the first lady "hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform". She told her staff she wanted to go and we made that happen. You can see a full view of the back of the coat on Twitter. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe".

The shelter is a Health and Human Services Department grantee facility run by Lutheran Social Services of the South, and it's part of a network of 32 state-licensed facilities in Texas, according to the Center for Investigative Journalism.

Melania Trump boards an Air Force plane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas to visit facilities that house and care for children taken from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.

I have no doubt Melania Trump does have a beating heart and feels sympathy for these children, but that means nothing when she is complicit in supporting and uplifting the man who put these children in this situation to begin with.

Asked if the first lady supports the zero-tolerance enforcement policy, her spokeswoman said, "She supports that the law should be followed".

Like most of the country, the first lady has been watching media reports about children taken from their parents and placed in holding facilities.

It is unclear what, exactly, Trump intends to accomplish from this visit to Texas, outside of seeing firsthand what is happening today in America. She told children to "be kind and nice to each other" as she left another classroom.