Over the weekend, the First Lady spoke out against the policy, calling the children being separated from their parents something she "hates to see". "Do U?" on the back as she returns to Washington from a visit to the U.S. -Mexico border area in Texas, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 21, 2018.
"A lot of people are giving her a hard time about it, but I think it's nice that she had a jacket made to display her wedding vows", Meyers quipped.
"Nothing comforts a federally-abducted refugee child like a photo op with a Slovenian model wearing a coat that says she doesn't give two c--s about your misery", comedian Jim Carrey wrote along with an image he drew of Trump with a crying child. Technically, she's right that there was no hidden message - it was painted, unmistakably, on the jacket's exterior.
"The upside of Melania's jacket is that she has hopefully deposed hangers-on of the notion that she is actually a good person secretly plotting against her husband", tweeted reporter Shane Bauer of the liberal publication Mother Jones.
Just a few hours later, Donald Trump took to Twitter to reveal the hidden meaning behind Melania's jacket.
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"Why did @FLOTUS wear this tone-deaf jacket boarding the plane for this trip, allegedly to show she cares about the kids in these detention facilities?!" another person questioned.
The Trump administration has been enforcing a "zero tolerance" policy on illegal border crossers since early May.
However, a number of celebrities took to Twitter to slam the first lady's outfit choice. A White House official followed up Wednesday, saying Melania had been making her opinion known to the president that he needed to act to keep migrant families together.
When asked what message the first lady's jacket intends to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "It's a jacket". She is aware of the message she is sending, which is typically one of aspirational luxury.
Her trip to Texas was the most high profile public appearance Mrs Trump had made since undergoing a surgical procedure for a benign kidney condition on May 14.
It is, however, unusual for Melania Trump to wear low-priced clothes when on public business.