Donald Trump’s 11-year-old (and extremely sexist) conversation with Billy Bush has been making headlines, but there may be an unexpected silver lining.
During the presidential debate on Sunday night, the internet paid special attention to Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, for one reason: She appears to have been throwing subtle shade at her husband and his “pussy” comment with her blouse.
The blouse in question is a bright pink, silk pussy-bow top (the tie at the top of the blouse resembles the bow tied around a cat’s neck), which is from Gucci and costs a whopping $1,100.
— Hanna 'Noble Warrior Hero' Flint (@HannaFlint) October 10, 2016
We all know Melania is a former model and knows a thing or two about fashion, but was her choice of top deliberate, or just a brilliant coincidence? Of course we hoped it was deliberate, as did a lot of Twitter users, who took to social media to share their reactions to the choice of blouse.
Just occurred to me… the neckline on Melania Trump’s beautiful outfit – I believe – is called a “pussy bow.” Interesting sartorial choice.
— MollyJoRosen (@MollyJoRosen) October 10, 2016
Melania Trump is wearing a fuchsia pussy bow blouse, which is either a fashion statement or an epic subtweet of her husband
— Ej Dickson (@ejdickson) October 10, 2016
Yep, Twitter doesn’t miss anything.
Something odd about @MELANIATRUMP fashion choice- bow-tie blouse –at the debate last night!
— Shirley Moulton (@ShirleyMoulton) October 10, 2016
— Austin Oliver (@AustinOIiver) October 10, 2016
— reni (@mesereni) October 10, 2016
However, it turns out Melania’s choice of fashion was not intended to discredit husband. A rep for Melania told a CBS News reporter that her top “was not intentional.” Even so, it did make for some excellent reactions.
What’d you think of Melania Trump’s blouse?
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