Melania Trump Returns to U.S.-Mexico Border Following Jacket Uproar

Geraldine Edwards
July 1, 2018

On Thursday she wore a black sweater and white trousers as she boarded a government plane in Washington, with no visible writing on either garment.

Sessions, speaking at an event for the conservative Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, defended the Justice Department's zero tolerance immigration policy meant to prosecute as many people as possible for illegally crossing the border.

Mr Trump and the First Lady are visiting the United Kingdom next month, marking the US President's first official trip to Britain since he took office in January past year.

"I think the underlying reality is they should be with families", she said.

"Do U?" while getting out of her auto at Andrews Air Force Base.

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It is understood Mr Trump's visit could last until July 15, although the exact date will be dependent on his planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. After federal officials began separating families in May and sending kids to shelters while their parents awaited prosecution, the public reacted with outrage.

She was expected to visit centers Thursday housing migrants apprehended at the U.S. -Mexico border. But the first lady's husband, President Donald Trump, undercut the no-message message by tweeting that his wife was saying she really doesn't care about the "fake news" media. "We hear views on television today that are on the lunatic fringe, frankly", the attorney general said, before setting up his joke.

After landing, Melania visited a Customs and Border Patrol facility, where she spoke with members of Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service and a local rancher.

Tucson is about two hours from the US-Mexico border.

She held meetings with border patrol officers, immigration agents, United States marshals and a local ranger. Meanwhile, the first lady's press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, claimed the garment was nothing more than a jacket, with "no hidden message".

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"It's hard to understand where are their parents, because of their age", the first lady said. of the children.

Later in Phoenix, she toured a shelter for 121 children aged from a few months to 17 years, some with babies of their own. Like so much about the extremely private first lady, it's a bit of an enigma: Some see her message on these trips as counter to her husband's hard-line approach. She cares about children deeply.

Melania Trump said she appreciates all the Border Patrol does "on behalf of the country".

In Phoenix, she said "Hola!" and gave high-fives to 5-year-olds gluing construction-paper shapes to make pictures of dogs.

Following the announcement, spectators were quick to critique the campaign slogan's grammar, with President Trump reportedly laughing off queries about whether it was grammatically correct, says Newsweek.

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