With Speaker Nancy Pelosi locking horns with President Donald Trump in a battle that is getting increasingly personal, the Washington Post is out with a timely piece calling the 79-year-old California Democrat a “fashion icon.”
Describing Pelosi as “a recipe for stylish feminine authority with a healthy dose of attitude,” fashion journalist Christina Binkley doesn’t even try to hide her adulation for the Democrat leader.
From the Magazine: She may not acknowledge it, but Nancy Pelosi is a fashion icon https://t.co/d7eJkXjboH
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 21, 2019
In the article, Binkley props up Pelosi as a master effortlessly manipulating Trump back in December under the guise of writing about the red wool coat she had on.
“Pelosi also stayed largely mum when her clothes drew attention in December,” she wrote. “As she strode out of the White House looking victorious in a brick-red wool coat and sunglasses, having baited President Trump into taking responsibility for the coming government shutdown, she tipped her sunglasses. Her swagger went viral. So did the coat.”
Yet, somehow, there’s nothing on the speaker’s stammering, sometimes incoherent speech pattern of late ( in videos that are NOT doctored).
Readers are informed that Pelosi doesn’t employ a stylist and shops for herself.
With a net worth somewhere around $120 million, which also includes her husband’s wealth, Pelosi can afford the very best and shop at places with talented stylists on staff.
Meaning she has no excuse not to look stylish — even though she still manages to pull off a fashion fail from time to time.
In the event you’re skeptical of political motivations, Binkley penned a column in January on first lady Melania Trump, a former model who is, in all practical terms, shunned by the fashion industry.
The piece was titled, “A year of glamour and gaffes: Making sense of Melania’s style.”
A sampling of the wares includes a focus on the pith helmet Mrs. Trump wore on her tour of Kenya.
“[A] nation that emerged from British rule in 1963 — suggesting she identifies more with 19th-century colonialists than the diplomats who hosted her,” Binkley wrote.
Here’s a tweet of Binkley responding to, of all people, Rosie O’Donnell, who implied that President Trump was “obsessed” with surveillance — a tweet that didn’t age well, considering his campaign was under surveillance.
“When I covered Trump’s businesses 15 years ago, some of his bankers were convinced he was surveilling them,” the fashion writer tweeted.
And who can forget when the former Wall Street Journal fashion columnist got in on a little #FakeNews of her own in tweeting a photo of empty seats near Tiffany Trump on the front row at the 2017 Philipp Plein show at the New York Public Library, as if the president’s daughter was being shunned.
Binkley later came clean, explaining that the seats were only empty for a few moments when others moved before being taken again.
Amid the ongoing feud with the president, Trump told reporters Friday that he could “absolutely” work with her on legislation.
“Nancy Pelosi is not helping this country,” he suggested. “I think the Democrats are obstructionists — they’re hurting our country badly. We could pass so many different bills right now, but all they want to do is investigate because they failed on the Mueller report.”
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