The First Lady chose to don a Zara jacket with the message 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' scrawled across it graffiti style writing, during a visit to immigrant children separated from the parents by border agents, at a center in McAllen, Texas.
Trump, speaking at a Cabinet meeting, said that his wife was "down at the border, '" and Grisham said that the first lady had the full backing of her husband. "There's no message. I hope we can talk about her important visit with children today rather than her wardrobe choice".
Trump himself weighed in, suggesting that the jacket was intentional, but was only referring to "fake news" or something of that nature. "Now a lot of the clothes Melania wears sends the message 'I really don't care.' Also a lot of her facial expressions".
The images of Melania Trump sporting the olive green khaki jacket as she boarded a flight to Texas - which immediately went viral - surfaced as the White House struggles to calm worldwide anger over the practice of splitting migrant children from their parents.
Maybe the jacket can be seen as her attempt to distance herself from her husband's policies and affirm her right to have a distinct agenda and focus?
In fact, the first lady's sartorial choices have been fodder for several episodes of Twitter mocking, including the $51,000 Dolce & Gabbana jacket she wore in Italy past year. She did not wear the jacket to the event.
President Trump has signed an executive order that illegal immigrant families will no be separated, but confusion remains over what will happen to those already separated, and no plans have been put in place by the government. Trump was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen, Texas.
The last-minute trip to Texas marks the first public action by Mrs. Trump since she announced in May an initiative named "Be Best" to focus on the overall well-being of children and help teach them kindness.
"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". Perhaps the Zara item was a stylist's attempt to pre-empt criticism, as with her python heels, that Melania's expensive ensembles when visiting traumatised people is uncouth."This was 100 percent her idea".
One social media user said the incident should prompt people to donate to organisations advocating for immigrant children and their families.
But Trump's fashion has often played a leading role during her tenure as first lady. Maybe it was meant to tell everyone that she was not part of forming said policy, or not responsible for conveying everyone's outrage about said policy.