In a new interview with ABC News, first lady Melania Trump changed her story on the infamous jacket she wore that said "I really don't care. Do U?" while visiting migrant children in Texas over the summer.
The jacket's bold statement was the subject of harsh criticism on social media as it was seen as insensitive. At the time, Melania's spokesperson Stephanie Grisham simply stated, "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message."
Grisham later doubled down, tweeting, "Today's visit w the children in Texas impacted @FLOTUS greatly," she tweeted. "If media would spend their time & energy on her actions & efforts to help kids - rather than speculate & focus on her wardrobe - we could get so much accomplished on behalf of children. #SheCares #ItsJustAJacket."
But according to Melania, it wasn't just a jacket — she wanted to mess with reporters who she claims pay too much attention to her clothes.
Melania Trump tells @TomLlamasABC she wore the ‘I really don’t care’ jacket “for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me. And I want to show them that I don’t care.” #MelaniaTrumphttps://t.co/EqEyfZkJvZpic.twitter.com/2EWeCKB0de
— ABC News (@ABC) October 13, 2018
"I would prefer that they focus on what I do, and my initiatives, than what I wear," she said. "You know I often asking myself, I would not wear that if I would have so much media coverage. It's obvious I didn't wear the jacket for the children. I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane. And it was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me."
Melania continued, "I want to show them that I don't care. You could criticize whatever you want to say, but it will not stop me to do what I feel is right."
She thought her point was proven because of "how the media got obsessed by it."
It's currently unknown why Melania would change her story, but it might have to do with the fact that President Trump initially contradicted Grisham's stance by saying the jacket was indeed meant to send a message to the media.