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We're calling it: Melania Trump just wore the most tone-deaf piece of clothing ever.

Melania Trump has worn her most tone-deaf piece of clothing to date, probably even the most tone-deaf piece of clothing ever.

As she boarded a private jet at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on the way to visit immigrant children in Texas today, she wore a green parka with the words: ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ emblazoned on the back.

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The First Lady couldn't have picked a more inappropriate jacket to wear to a children's immigration detention centre if she tried.

The Zara jacket, which costs just $52 (US$39) has since drawn criticism from pretty much everyone as completely and utterly tone-deaf, given the fury surrounding her husband Donald Trump's policy that ripped children from their parents as they tried to cross the US-Mexico border. On Thursday Trump signed an executive order that ended policy of separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. The children's parents will still be detained - but now their children will be detained along with them.

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Image: Zara

Melania's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, however, denied the jacket had any meaning behind it and refuse to apologise for offence it may have caused.

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on."

(But even if there really was no ill-intention behind this chosen piece of clothing, you would think someone in her position would have more self-awareness.)

When Melania exited Executive One Foxtrot in McAllen, Texas, she was wearing a cream-coloured jacket instead.

Donald Trump has responded to the backlash on Twitter, suggesting that her jacket refers to his wife not caring about what the "Fake News Media" reports.

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Meanwhile, others on Twitter shared their disbelief, or in some cases, lack thereof.

Some even suggested this decision was not a faux-pas, but a deliberate attempt to send a message.

Others used the image of the Zara jacket to create art, using the recognisable image of the little girl crying at the US-Mexico border.

This isn't the first time Melania's choice of fashion - or words - have been criticised as tone-deaf.

In August, she wore a pair of very high heels to board a plane to visit Hurricane Harvey victims. And earlier this week she tweeted about discussing ways to "positively impact children" with the King and Queen of Spain.

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