Trump: Melania's jacket 'refers to the Fake News Media'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE said on Thursday that first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85 MORE's eye-catching jacket with the words “I really don’t care. Do U?" that she before and after a trip to Texas to visit with migrant children, was a reference to the 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 said in a tweet. 

The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, however, had earlier downplayed the fashion choice, saying it was "just a jacket."  

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The Daily Mail first reported on Thursday that Melania Trump was photographed wearing the Zara jacket while boarding a plane to visit immigrant children held in detention centers. The visit came the day after President Trump signed an executive order undoing his own policy of separating families who cross the border illegally.

Critics were quick to attack the first lady's fashion choice, calling it insensitive. 

Democratic Rep. Dina TitusAlice (Dina) Costandina TitusDems think they're beating Trump in emergency declaration battle Oregon Dem top recipient of 2018 marijuana industry money, study finds DOJ announces .7 million in funding to help victims of Las Vegas mass shooting MORE tweeted out her own version of the jacket by wearing a sign attached to her back, reading "I Care." 

Despite the criticism, the first lady was seen arriving at Andrews Air Force Base and the White House wearing the same jacket. 

And an homage to the jacket quickly popped up on Etsy in t-shirt form.

Trump's hatred of the "fake news media" is well-documented. Just Wednesday night, he ripped the press as "very dishonest" at rally in Minnesota, leading to the crowd chanting "CNN sucks."