‘KKK calls them robes not dresses FYI’: Internet mocks Trump for lying about DC dress shops selling out
President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t happy about Meryl Streep’s speech about him at Sunday night’s Golden Globes after she suggested that the Hollywood community was threatened by Trump’s impending authoritarian regime.
After a tweetstorm about the actress, the president-elect spoke with the New York Times on Monday morning. Despite the attacks he faced from “liberal movie people,” Trump reassured the Times, “We are going to have an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration, and there will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars.”
He added, “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration.” However, the president-elect’s comment proved false: There are still dresses in D.C.
Here’s what people are saying on Twitter.
“The dress shops are all sold out” sounds like a line from a story I’d read as a child about the cruelties of kingdoms and classes.
— Tabitha _enbiller (@TabithaBlanken) January 9, 2017
Trump-“All the dress shops are sold out in D.C. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration” KKK calls them robes not dresses FYI — LivingBlue (@LivingBlueinRed) January 9, 2017
Sold Out Dress Shops of the Apocalypse is a great band/fantasy league name
— NiStP (@acceptedmystery) January 9, 2017
Seriously the man about to be our president lied about dress shops in DC being sold out of dresses due to his “huge” inauguration… — Best Coast (@BestCoast) January 9, 2017
Why does he need a dress???Donald Trump Incorrectly Claims All D.C. Dress Shops Are Sold Out of Inauguration Gowns https://t.co/EpJjol4jsW
— Texas Press Clipping (@texaspressclips) January 9, 2017
Jeopardy Query: “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington.” A: What is “Tell Melania we don’t have anything to sell her”? — Frank Jablonski (@frank_jablonski) January 9, 2017
— Laura Hume (@LeftyRosie) January 9, 2017
All the “dress shops” are sold out of dresses. You cannot use the internet to buy a dress. All women must wear dresses from dress shops. — Tina Wrucke (@tinawrucke) January 9, 2017
Another, rather “dated” lie? “Dress shops” all sold out?” sounds 1950ish https://t.co/hJTTDyjQQ0
— Melissa Link-Rose (@mountainlibber) January 9, 2017
Ugh I hate when all the dress shops are sold out — Mary Dooe (@Dooezer) January 9, 2017
Why FALSELY state inaugural gowns sold-out in DC? Certainly not good for local biz which bring in xtra gowns for the event. — Robin Givhan (@RobinGivhan) January 9, 2017