A tone-deaf sartorial decision - or a hidden message from the first lady?
Before the Celebrity Apprentice alum clarified the jacket's meaning, a former senior Democratic National Committee adviser, Zac Petkanas, tweeted his disapproval.
She asked many questions, seeking assurances that they are being properly cared for.
Of course the first lady is entitled to shop wherever she likes, Zara included. Earlier this week, she said that she "hates to see children separated from their families", according to Grisham.
She's now getting slammed for her very poor choice of clothing when she went to meet these children.
"After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on".
Mrs. Trump asked her staff on Tuesday to plan a trip as soon as possible - before President Trump signed the executive order, although Grisham wasn't sure if Mrs. Trump knew that the order was coming.
In a subsequent tweet, Grisham said the visit impacted the first lady "greatly".
Grisham appeared to be referencing a story from 2017, written by Newsweek's Nina Burleigh, titled "Melania, Ivanka and Ivana Trump Wear High Heels, A Symbol of Everything That Is Beautiful and Horrifying About Them".
The visit - to two facilities used to house migrants on arrival and for longer periods - is being made as images of distraught children crying for their mothers and housed in barren cages was being broadcast worldwide.
Mr Trump said yesterday as he signed an order to scrap the policy: "It's about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border".
First lady Melania Trump on Thursday traveled to Texas to speak to children and officials at a shelter for migrant children.
She was also briefed by nurses on the children's medical care. I don't buy that she's that callous. Again, weird, coming from an immigrant herself - unless you want to use pretzel logic and call it ironic.