After assuring the audience that his show had repeatedly verified the image "because we thought this has to be fake", Colbert showed pictures of Melania, en route to the detention centers, wearing a jacket that read, "I really don't care, do u?".
President Donald Trump himself seemed to contradict the idea coming out of the East Wing that the First Lady didn't mean to send a message with her wardrobe choice.
People shared on Twitter how shocked they were at the jacket's message and said they wondered why Melania wore the jacket at all, given the temperature and humidity in both D.C. and Texas, as well as the jacket's insensitive message. "After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe". "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she not longer cares!" On Thursday, First Lady of the United States Melania Trump made a visit to a children's shelter in Texas but not before making a sartorial statement that made headlines nearly instantly.
As many noted, Donald Trump's tweet appeared to immediately contradict Melania Trump's office and cast her visit more as a stunt to make a statement against the media than a genuine trip to show interest in the children affected by Trump's policy. "It looks like when Melania was in the hospital, she had her last fuck removed", he said. She also said the first lady's visit with the children in Texas "impacted @flotus greatly".
As she headed back to her plane, she put the jacket back on.
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He added, "We don't have to prosecute them, but then we're not prosecuting them for coming in illegally". Late on Sunday, Nielsen tweeted : " We do not have a policy of separating families at the border ".
Her visit comes amid growing outrage in the United States over a policy that separates migrant children who illegally enter the US with their parents.
Melania Trump has faced growing criticism for her failure to step in as the destructive policy separated more than 2,000 children from their parents.
"She was going to the border, where her husband had ripped families apart and wearing a jacket that said 'I don't care.' ...she does not deserve latitude on this because she doubled-down after questions were asked", he told news network MSNBC.
"But even if the stars and moon collide I never want you back into my life You can take your words and all your lies Oh oh oh I really don't care".
But Melania Trump's fashion has often played a leading role during her tenure as first lady.
Maybe Melania was practicing her new mantra, Be Best. And we definitely know that nothing the First Lady does is without intention from her fashion, her presence, her statements or her silence.