Donald Trump lies. A lot. Nearly everything he says is a lie. So it’s hard to be surprised when he blurts/tweets a new whopper. But one that he came up with while blasting legendary 19-time Oscar nominee actress Meryl Streep seems to reach a new level of stupidity and necessary: That Washington D.C. Dress Shops are out of dresses for the inauguration.
The Washington Post Explains:
President-elect Donald Trump, in a Monday interview with the New York Times, took issue with Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech in which the actress slammed Trump without actually naming him.
But it was an offhand remark the president-in-waiting made after his Streep-bashing that caught our eye: Trump played hype man for his own inauguration, boasting that the turnout would be record-setting. “There will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars,” Trump told the Times. “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration.”
Hang on — is Trump actually saying that Washington’s racks are bare of formal gowns? That there are scant “great” frocks left? Putting aside the old-timey reference to “dress shops” (ladies wear all manner of clothing these days, including pants), we wondered if it was possible that the city’s shops actually had been cleared out of ball-worthy wear.
Washington clothiers disagree with Trump. The Post continues:
Definitely not, said Martha Slagle, vice president and general manager of the Neiman Marcus in Friendship Heights. If a ball attendee were to walk in today, “you have more than a thousand evening gowns to choose from,” she said, noting that the store stocks up every four years in anticipation of inauguration demand.
Classic black? Got ’em. Colorful garments? Yep, those, too — plus furs and wraps and evening coats for the notoriously chilly January nights, she said.
Even the city’s smaller boutiques still have plenty of stock. “We always have dresses,” said Krista Johnson, the owner of Georgetown designer-consignment shop Ella Rue. “Unless a thousand people came in today, we’d still have choices.”
Of all Trump’s lies, this may be the stupidest. Why even say anything about “dress shops” in Washington when you don’t know anything about them. Sometimes it’s OK to not say anything at all.
I guess we will never understand why the oldest president-elect in US history has to engage in topics in the way that a 3rd grader would when bragging at school about some new toy they got over the weekend.
Trump continues to embarrass our already great nation on a daily basis.