Colbert: Melania Trump’s jacket was ‘one message she did not steal from Michelle Obama’

Comedian Stephen Colbert on Thursday night joked that first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpRepublicans become entangled by family feuds over politics Melania Trump's office pushes back on Omarosa claims Omarosa book: Melania uses her fashion choices to ‘punish’ Trump MORE’s controversial jacket included the “one message” she didn’t take from former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaElection Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries | Parties fight for Puerto Rican vote in Florida | GOP lawmakers plan 'Freedom Tour' Dems ready to move past Michelle Obama’s ‘go high’ message Obamas greeted by screaming fans at Martha's Vineyard MORE.

“She’s forgotten the most important fashion advice: Before you leave the house, look in the mirror, and take off that jacket,” Colbert riffed on CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

“And I’m going to guess this is one message she did not steal from Michelle Obama,” he added.

Colbert was likely referencing the controversy Melania Trump faced during President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE’s campaign, when she gave a speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) that appeared to copy a paragraph from a speech once given by Obama.

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The first lady on Thursday visited migrant children in Texas amid the backlash against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from their families at the border.

During the trip, she stopped at a facility holding several of the children who were recently removed from their families. But when she boarded the aircraft for Texas, she sported a green military jacket that read “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” on the back, prompting fierce criticism, particularly on social media.

Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, insisted on Twitter that #ItsJustaJacket and said in a statement that “there was no hidden message” behind the wardrobe choice.

But President Trump wrote on Twitter that the message was intended for the “fake news media.” 

“’I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media,” the president wrote. “Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”

The president on Wednesday signed an executive order that allows migrant families to remain together.

The Trump administration in April announced the "zero tolerance" immigration policy, and Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBrennan fires back at Trump: 'I will not relent' NYT columnist: A tape of Trump saying N-word could make his supporters like him more GOP’s midterm strategy takes shape MORE instructed the Justice Department to prioritize the criminal prosecution of individuals who attempt to unlawfully cross the southern border. That policy lead to the separation of children from their families when the adults faced prosecution.