Melania: I Was “Blindsided” By Family Separations

The Washington Examiner reports:

First lady Melania Trump spoke candidly in a Friday night interview about disagreeing with her husband’s zero tolerance approach to illegal immigration that led to families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“It was unacceptable for me to see children and parents separated. It was heartbreaking. And I reacted with my own voice. I went to the border and met with the border patrol.”

“I let him know,” she said of her disagreement. “I didn’t know that that policy will come out. I was blindsided by it. I told him at home. And I said to him that I feel that’s unacceptable. And he felt the same.”

CBS News reports:

Melania Trump said the “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” jacket she wore in June on a plane to a Texas detention center housing immigrant children separated from their parents was a message for the media. The first lady made the comment during an interview with Tom Llamas on “20/20” that aired on Friday night.

Melania Trump said it “obvious” the jacket’s message was not for the children she visited.  “I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane,” the first lady said. “After the visit, I put it back on because I see how [the] media got obsessed about it.”

She said she the jacket “for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me. 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.”