Peaceful protesters getting tear-gassed but I’m so glad Ivanka didn’t forget her purse!
What on earth is she carrying in there? Her pride? Her soul? S’mores? pic.twitter.com/sbzHxo4SzY
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) June 2, 2020
As history will always remember, on Monday, Donald Trump had federal police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at a crowd of peaceful protestors outside of St. John’s Episcopal Church so he could walk over there and have his picture taken holding a bible.
What people didn’t know at first is that Ivanka played a major role in the disastrous publicity stunt.
The New York Times reports that not only was she the one who encouraged her dad to show a sign of force after it was revealed he had spent part of the weekend cowering in a bunker, but she personally transported the bible he used in the photo op from the White House to the church in her $1,540 Max Mara handbag.
Vanity Fair reports:
Understandably, the Italian luxury brand hasn’t sent out any press releases to tout the event. Fashion houses often do that when one of their items makes a prominent public appearance, though they’ve largely slowed such updates during the protests and the coronavirus pandemic. A representative for the label didn’t return a request for comment.
But while the fashion house may not be speaking about the matter, people on Twitter sure have a lot to say. Some are going so far as to call for the brand to be boycotted.
— Guillermo Munoz (@gmat5102) June 4, 2020
That photo op was just disgusting. Using the Bible — carried in Ivanka’s $1500 Max Mara tote — as a campaign prop? Gassing and beating Americans peacefully protesting, just so the emperor and his entourage can walk over?
— Torvald Utne (@UtneTorvald) June 4, 2020
— Sarvenaz MADANI (@SarvenazMadani) June 3, 2020
Apparently Ivanka had the Bible in her $1k @maxmara clutch bag. One way to sort her out would be to persuade fashion houses to stop selling to her.
— WritersFrock (@WritersFrock) June 4, 2020
You’d think that Ivanka would have given it to him right side up after she took it from her $1540.00 MaxMara bag.
— RF (@OldactorRf) June 4, 2020
“…holding up a Bible that his daughter pulled out of her $1,540 MaxMara bag.” https://t.co/q4Scn1ckWv
— ADaveSaysWhat (@ADaveSaysWhat) June 4, 2020
Will the economy ever be so good that Americans will carry their bibles in a $1,540 Max Mara handbag?
— HillbillyReport (@HillbillyReport) June 4, 2020
Guessing that “somebody” was carrying a white MaxMara handbag
— jennika brewer (@jennikabrewer) June 4, 2020
Did you pay Ivanka to carry your bag to the church photo op?
— #FBPE England is lost. Regroup & support #indyref2 (@EUnotCoup) June 4, 2020
— The Battle of Hamberder Hill (@Nulli_Secunda_3) June 3, 2020
The last time Max Mara made beltway news was in 2018 when Nancy Pelosi was photographed in one of the brand’s coats while leaving an Oval Office meeting where she sparred with Trump over the impending government shutdown.
At the time, the fashion house was quick to seize the opportunity by posting about it on social media and reissuing the coat.
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Max Mara is honored that U.S. House Representative @nancypelosi wore the #MaxMaraFireCoat to her recent historic meeting at the White House. A #MaxMara coat is a year on year companion, designed to last a lifetime. This boule shaped, funnel collar coat represents lasting values and projects both personal strength and glamour. #MaxMaraWomen
We wonder what changed this time around?