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 US First Lady made the comment during an interview wthat aired on Friday night.
Melania Trump said it "obvious" the jacket's message was not for the children she visited. She visited a detention center along the US-Mexico border during heighted tensions of Trump's policy of separating migrant families.
"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 criticising me. I want to show them that I don't care. You could criticise whatever you want to say, but it will not stop me to do what I feel is right."
In portions of the interview that were released earlier, Melania Trump called herself the "most bullied person" in the world.