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President Trump Uses Tape To Hold Tie Together (Photos)

| by Jonathan Constante

President Donald Trump is catching some heat from the fashion police on social media after photos of him using Scotch tape to hold his tie in place surfaced online.

After sporting what looked like a new suit and tie during his first joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, Trump went back to his signature solid red tie by the end of the week, the Daily Mail reported.

The president was seen disembarking Air Force One at Orlando International Airport on March 3 when strong gusts of wind revealed a hidden secret about his signature bright red power tie.

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Instead of using a tie clip, the president trusts clear tape to keep his tie in place. Photographs of his tape-covered tie blowing in the wind surfaced online, prompting social media users to share their thoughts on the matter.

"Come on! This is a billionaire & he's president of the USA," wrote one commenter. "There are things called tie clips or pins which work very well to keep your tie in place. Scotch tape?!?"

"This makes him look like a little boy, and makes me swell with pity for the man who has been charged with running a country but has no one to tell him that [tape] is worse than two flapping segments of tie when it comes to minor faux-pas," said another.

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Others defended the president's fashion fix.

"My grandma always said: if it looks stupid but it works, it ain't stupid," wrote another commenter. "I have done the same thing. Also how is this in any way relevant news?"

"Tie pins actually wrinkle your ties even tho they look nice," wrote another. "My grandfather used to do this too and it's smart because even a tie pin doesn't keep the bottom of the tie together."

"People look for anything to bring the man down unbelievable," wrote another commenter.

One commenter suggested a more efficient method for Trump to keep his tie in place.

"Velcro would be more classic or a tie pin! He could get them made in China!" the commenter wrote.

This isn't the first time Trump appeared to be using tape to hold down his tie.

He was also photographed at his inauguration ceremony in January, which was one time when impeccable dressing is expected, with tape under his tie. Vice President Mike Pence kept his suit and overcoat buttoned, which meant his tie stayed put. 

Again in December 2016, while getting off a plane with Pence in Indiana, Trump's tie had visible adhesive tape on it, the Daily Mail reported.

Sources: Daily Mail, Daily Mail/Facebook / Photo credit: Donald J. Trump/Facebook, REX/Shutterstock via Daily Mail, AP via Daily Mail

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