Words by Elizabeth Di Filippo.
Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK has been marred by protests, but criticism of the President of the United States’s policy pale in comparison to the backlash from the fashion police.
After a busy day of engagements greeting members of the Royal Family, the president and First Lady Melania Trump suited up for a formal state banquet at Buckingham Palace.
While Melania opted for a white sleeveless gown by Dior with matching elbow-length globes, many felt Trump’s attire was ill-fitting and that the president appeared “uncomfortable.”
“I’m sure he had a fashion consultant help him with his clothes for the occasion,” one Twitter user said of Trump’s tux, “but he looks like his jacket is too short and his shirt is untucked.”
In a barrage of tweets, the first images surfaced of the POTUS arriving to the banquet alongside Queen Elizabeth, and royal watchers wasted no time when it came to voicing their opinions on Trump’s appearance.
Trump in his Tuxedo reading at the State Dinner:— Karma (@B14Freedom) June 3, 2019
Green eggs and ham, said Sam I am...Green eggs and ham.
By the way, you can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.
“How does he look so lumpy in a tux?” one unimpressed person wrote. “EVERY man looks good in a tux.”
Trump does not look happy in that tux. The look on his face is that of a three year old forced to be a ring bearer at a wedding.— Ruth Ann (@Fairy_Gmother) June 3, 2019
“He looks laughably out of place,” another shared. “Must have gotten his clothes from rent-a-royal-suit.”
“All that money and Trump couldn’t find a tux that fits?” a Twitter user asked. “Who let this happen? Someone on his team should be fired. Melania looks perfect as usual.”
While Trump’s tux may not have been a hit, the president has two more days left of his state visit to make a good impression on the people of the UK.