Since CNN’s Jim Acosta is remembering the anniversary of “the day the Trump administration began attacking members of the press,” we thought we’d have a look back at the time where there was a great wringing of hands in the fashion designer community over whether designers should dress Melania Trump, with some Resistance designers preemptively refusing to dress her.
Now that Dr. Jill Biden is the first lady, we’re hearing all about how she’s “bringing American fashion back into the White House.” The press has provided ample coverage of her clothing changes over the past few days, and the New York Post notes that her matching coat and mask for the inauguration concert came with a hidden message.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 21, 2021
Was it “HELP ME”? https://t.co/YGXBdaXOGr
— Okay. (@corrcomm) January 21, 2021
Welcome back to the world of "every outfit, color, and gesture has a meaning, and none of them is bad if it is a dem".
— PW10 (@PW1051399601) January 21, 2021
remember when they compared trump to mussolini for speaking from a balcony?
— Mantis Toboggan (@coffeethc) January 21, 2021
— ❄️ (@ElijaWinter) January 21, 2021
— Right of Center (@JackDor91264075) January 21, 2021
Wait, isn’t this a dictator balcony scene?!??? you people are such hacks
— Ronald Pump (@TheCouchCoach1) January 21, 2021
Did it say: Made in China?
— Eric W. Davis (@EricDavis_W) January 21, 2021
Let me guess. It's a white coat. Is she trying to say she's a doctor?
— Daniel (@danielebel) January 21, 2021
HIDDEN MESSAGE? ZOMG DOG WHISTLEZ
— I'm To Blame (@im2blame4) January 21, 2021
— Jonathan H. Indino (@jhindino) January 21, 2021
The Klan is back in the White House?
— Thorny on my Backside (@TimothyCassady) January 21, 2021
It's all white. She's obviously racist.
— Shwappin (@CMass05) January 21, 2021
The message is that no matter how tacky the outfit – the press will swoon.
I really don’t care…. do you? ?
— Older & Wiser (@itsmeruthanny) January 21, 2021
Is it "no one really cares about her fucking clothes"?
— Meek AF (@CransleyPerfume) January 21, 2021
Nope, the hidden message was literally a hidden message; according to the Post, there’s an inspirational message hand-embroidered on the lining: “Representing the lifelong calling and service of Dr. Biden as an educator is a … quote from Founding Father Benjamin Franklin: ‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’”
Looks like an older woman's second wedding ensemble to me. Call me underwhelmed.
— Sharon 'DR Deplorable Chump' Lee (@reagan80mom1) January 21, 2021
— Holly (@beachbum7485) January 21, 2021
No one gives a flying f-ck.
— LNP15 ?? ??? (@lnp15) January 21, 2021
Melania wears a lovely dress on her way to Florida and all the press can say is how much it cost. Contrast that with this fluff piece on Jill Biden healing ppl with her dress. Laughable #lapdogpress
— Jerrybeee (@jerrybeee7) January 21, 2021
— Kathleen Willey's Cat (@KWwhackedcat) January 21, 2021
You slammed Melania but praise Jill Biden for what they wear. Jesus christ the media is so biased.
— Kayotickat (@kayotickat) January 21, 2021
So it’s not the “Mussolini Balcony” anymore?
Melania who? Apparently First Lady Jill Biden is bringing ‘fashion back into the White House’ at last https://t.co/lVYg5ZcLT6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 20, 2021