Why did Melania wear white to SOTU? Some see hidden meanings
WASHINGTON — Twitter went wild with speculation when first lady Melania Trump showed up for her husband's first State of the Union address in an ivory Christian Dior pantsuit.
Some suggested sarcastically her attire was a tribute to Hillary Clinton, her husband's 2016 Democratic opponent, who favors pantsuits.
Melania Trump channels Hillary Clinton in white at SOTU https://t.co/gF8kpaNWz6— Kerri Compton (@KerriCompton) January 31, 2018
Or maybe as an insult to Clinton.
People forget that on election night, hanging in her closet at the Peninsula hotel, was the white pantsuit that Hillary planned to wear when she was crowned the first woman president. Whoops! I think that Melania wore it to irritate Hillary.— Spider (@MyPprice) January 31, 2018
Or, was she honoring the suffragettes, who made white their signature color?
I'm kinda starting to respect Melania Trump's astute shade-throwing. She wore white to SOTU—as Dem women did last year to acknowledge and celebrate suffragettes, and as women did at Grammys to support #TimesUp .— Eddie Brannan (@eddiebrannan) January 31, 2018
Others tweeted that Mrs. Trump looked "divine."
i have a hard time believing that Melania wore that white pantsuit for any reason other than it looked good on her— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) January 31, 2018
Her suit was in contrast to the black worn by Democratic congresswomen and their allies.
Tuesday marked the first time Mrs. Trump was seen in public with her husband since The Wall Street Journal reported that Donald Trump's lawyer paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep quiet about an affair they had. Daniels on Tuesday issued a statement denying the affair.
Melania wearing white, just like all those women at the Grammys.— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) January 31, 2018
Fashion Notes: Melania brought the glamour to Capitol Hill when she made an entrance in a Dior white suit with capri pants, a Dolce & Gabbana silk top, and Christian Louboutin stilettos. https://t.co/F2cfDeXYT8 pic.twitter.com/ZqNfXlGKlJ— John Binder (@JxhnBinder) January 31, 2018
Melania wore a white pantsuit tonight. Message received.— Irene Boniece (@irbnyc) January 31, 2018
Note Melania wore white tonight, a salute and solidarity to women's movement.— Louise D. Phelps (@PhelpsinSav) January 31, 2018
Only one text during #SOTU from Mom: 'Are you watching? Why is Melania wearing white? It's not Memorial Day yet.'— Jay Mahoney (@CJayMahoney) January 31, 2018
Melania wears white alot. Why search for a 'hidden message'? Is the fact that Hillary always wears pantsuits instead of dresses or skirts a 'hidden message'? Puh-lease!— vetlife@ (@vetlife4) January 31, 2018