For someone who wears scotch tape on his long, flappy ties, Donald Trump sure has a lot of opinions on fashion.
This week, a source who worked on the Trump campaign revealed that the current President has very specific requirements when it comes to how his female staffers dress (although he apparently also has a vested interest in Sean Spicer’s taste in suits).
As Axios reports:
Trump likes the women who work for him “to dress like women,” says a source who worked on Trump’s campaign. “Even if you’re in jeans, you need to look neat and orderly.” We hear that women who worked in Trump’s campaign field offices — folks who spend more time knocking on doors than attending glitzy events — felt pressure to wear dresses to impress Trump.
This seems to imply that the President believes women should look attractive in order to effectively do their job, and that “dressing like a woman” inherently requires wearing stereotypically feminine clothing.
Now, women around the country/world are turning Trump’s alleged statements around, showing the new President how they dress “like women” while doing their jobs. Shockingly enough (*gasp*), almost none of these women wear dresses or high heels at work — because, you know, wearing a skirt probably shouldn’t be a job requirement unless you’re a professional bagpiper.