First lady Melania Trump spoke candidly in a Friday 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.

“I saw it on the news, and I reacted right away,” Trump told ABC News in an interview that was taped last week in Africa.

“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.”

As her husband faced intense scrutiny over the separation of children from their parents, Trump flew to Texas and Arizona in June to visit migrants detained at U.S. immigration facilities. It was arguably the most visible influence she had over one of her husband’s policies.

“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.”

After the first lady encouraged her husband to end the separation of families at the border, he signed an executive order that sought to allow joint family detentions.

Her trip to Texas, however, was overshadowed by a jacket she wore to board her plane with the message, “I really don’t care, do u?” emblazoned on the back. She did not wear the jacket while in Texas, but put it back on to return to the White House.

Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said at the time that the jacket at no hidden meaning. As the criticism festered, President Trump tweeted that his wife’s jacket was directed at the “fake news media.”

The first lady confirmed to ABC News that it was meant as a message to the “left-wing media.”

“I often asking myself, if I would not wear that jacket, if I will have so much media coverage,” she said. “It’s obvious I didn’t wear the jacket for the children. I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane. And it was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me.”

She continued, “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.”