President Donald Trump responds to Melania's controversial outfit

President Donald Trump has responded to the First Lady's controversial jacket choice, saying it was referring to the 'fake news' media.

Melania Trump was seen wearing a US$39 Zara jacket, bearing the phrase "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" while visiting children being kept in detention centres on the US/Mexico border, the Daily Mail reports.

President Donald Trump responds to Melania's controversial outfit
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Her outfit choice caused an uproar on Twitter with one user claiming "When a first lady wears a jacket saying "I don't really care, do u?" to visit brutally abused children, it is clear she doesn't care about child abuse and that she lacks the commitment and values to be a leader against bullying."

But Mr Trump has fought back and defended his wife in a tweet, saying that it was purely a dig at 'fake news' media outlets.

 ""I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!"

This comes just days after Mr Trump issued an executive order to stop children from being separated from their parents at the US/Mexico border which began in April.

Nearly 2500 children have been taken from their parents and are being held in detention centres.