Do you #DressLikeAWoman?
Another day, another ridiculous leak from behind the scenes of Donald Trump’s administration. This time, it revolves around the Donald’s well-documented superficiality (and some old-fashioned misogyny, for good measure). On February 2, Axios published a piece about what Trump seemed to be paying the most attention to during his first few weeks in office and (no surprises here) it’s not the well-being of the American people.
I can’t even make this stuff up
Donald Trump’s long, varied, and bizarre career has prepared him for almost nothing about actually doing the job of running the country. What it has taught him, apparently, is how to surround himself with people who “look the part.” In a new piece from Axios, Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan dove deep into Trump’s time on the campaign and his first few weeks in office to try to find out what makes our new Commander-in-Chief tick.
In case you weren’t already prepared, it’s really dumb.
The Trump Code
According to the report, Trump seems to care more deeply about how his staff and administration look than about their abilities. Apparently, it’s well known by those who work closely with Trump that appearance is everything and an unofficial dress code is maintained among his staff. Now, you’re probably thinking, “Well, of course! All workplaces have dress codes.”
You’re not wrong, but Trump’s dress code is not your average dress code. It’s super strict for men, apparently extends to specific brands, and even extends to their physical attractiveness… And then there’s what he says about women.
Trump or Armani?
The Axios article claims that, first off, Trump wants his male staffers to “have a certain look” and be “sharply dressed.” Apparently, the certain look they’re going for is “good physical demeanor, good stature, [and] hair well groomed” while sharply dressed means solid-colored suits and 1980s style, Trump brand, power ties. Of course, if you don’t have a high-quality, made in China, Trump Tie, Armani is fine instead.
No, I’m not kidding. Apparently, Sean Spicer got chewed out for wearing a drab, pin-striped suit for his first press conference. This is real life.