Melania Trump Spokeswoman Responds to 'I Really Don't Care' Jacket Report

Stephanie Grisham—spokeswoman for Melania Trump—responded to a report from The Daily Mail that suggested the first lady wore a jacket that read, "I really don't care, do U?" before visiting undocumented immigrant children who were being held in Texas. Later, USA Today appeared to confirm the report.

Grisham, in a statement to Newsweek, said there was "no hidden message," but did not explicitly confirm that Trump wore the jacket.

"Id [sic] hope that you guys would want to cover her visit with children today? I don't honk [sic] I'd heard from you guys yet," she wrote to a Newsweek reporter. "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe. (Much like her high heels last year)."

Grisham appeared to be referencing a story from 2017, written by Newsweek's Nina Burleigh, titled "Melania, Ivanka and Ivana Trump Wear High Heels, A Symbol of Everything That Is Beautiful and Horrifying About Them."

Newsweek's Jason Le Miere did write about the first lady's surprise trip to the United States–Mexico border on Thursday, one day after President Donald Trump ended the practice that separated families at the border.

The report from The Daily Mail suggested the jacket worn by Melania Trump was sold by Zara. The clothing company did not immediately respond to a request from Newsweek to confirm if it made the jacket and, if it was, if the first lady was wearing that jacket.

Joe Difazio contributed reporting to this story.

first lady
First lady Melania Trump steps out of her motorcade before boarding an Air Force plane and traveling to Texas to visit facilities that house and care for children at the U.S.-Mexico border, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on June 21. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images