Melania Trump: I wore ‘I Don’t Care’ jacket for critical left-wing media, not detention centre children

Melania Trump has said the controversial jacket she wore on a visit a children’s detention centre was a message to the left-wing media criticising her.
Addressing the fallout that followed her choice of clothing on the day, she said it was “obvious” she did not wear the “I Don’t Care” jacket for the children.
The first lady’s remarks came during a tell-all interview with ABC, in which she was also asked about her husband Donald Trump’s alleged infidelities.
On the jacket, which sparked a huge backlash when photos of the trip emerged, she said: “It's obvious I didn't wear the jacket for the children.”


The first lady wore a jacket with the words emblazoned on the back (AP)

“I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane. … After the visit, I put it back on because I see how [the] media got obsessed about it.”


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In the interview, aired for the first time on Friday night, Mrs Trump added she loves her husband and has "much more important things to think about" than allegations he cheated on her.
Mrs Trump, who was interviewed by the US TV network while touring Africa last week, said people are just spreading rumours about her marriage.


Melania has revealed why she wore the 'I Don't Care' jacket (AFP/Getty Images)

"I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip," she said. "But I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines.
“And, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today."
She insisted allegations of her husband’s infidelities are not a concern.

Mr Trump, who during the 2016 presidential campaign was heard on tape talking about groping and trying to have sex with women, has been accused of having multiple affairs.
Porn star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal have said they had sex with him years ago.
Mr Trump has denied the trysts with Ms Daniels and Ms McDougal but has acknowledged reimbursing his lawyer for a 130,000 US dollar hush money payment made to Ms Daniels. 
Asked in the interview if she loves her husband, Mrs Trump said: "Yes, we are fine. Yes."


Melania Trump agreed to a tell-all interview with ABC (REUTERS)

She played down a suggestion the repeated rumours of his philandering had put a strain on their marriage.
"It is not a concern and focus of mine," she said. "I'm a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do."


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But when she was asked if the repeated rumours had hurt her, she paused. Then she reiterated the "media world is speculating".
"Yeah, it's not always pleasant, of course," she said. "But I know what is right and what is wrong and what is true and not true."

Mr Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in August to campaign finance violations alleging he, Mr Trump and the National Enquirer tabloid were involved in buying the silence of Ms Daniels and Ms McDougal after they alleged affairs with Mr Trump.Other portions of the interview aired earlier this week featured Mrs Trump saying she could be "the most bullied person" in the world and saying women who make accusations of sexual assault need to "show the evidence".