Earlier this week Donald Trump and his VP-elect Mike Pence flew to Indiana to visit the Carrier air conditioning and heating company. While exiting a plane, the two encountered what appears to be a gale force wind. (Well, it does for Trump. Pence looks as calm as a summer’s day).
Aside from giving his coat a serious Darth Vader vibe, the wind also blew Trump’s tie (and comb-over) wildly out of place, revealing the trick that has allowed him to continually commit one of his most annoying sins—sartorially speaking. If you look closely at the back of the tie, you can see that there two pieces of tape attached to it.
Why on earth does a grown man and the President-elect of the United States have tape on the back of his tie, you ask? Well, because he insists on tying said neckwear in a manner that leaves it hanging at an absurd length, several inches beyond the waistline of his trousers (where it should actually stop).
Because of the front being so long, the skinny end can’t reach the loop in the back that holds it in place. Without the tape, it could flap around and make itself known to the world. This would, of course, be unacceptable to a man as obsessed with appearances as Trump.
Another potential tape purpose? It could be double-sided, and Trump could be using it to stick the back of the tie to his shirt. (This would explain why there are two pieces instead of just one.) And why the hell would he do that, you ask again? Because he needs something to hold it in place. When you have seven feet of silk swinging from your neck, shit’s gonna get floppy. (Never mind the fact that a tie bar would solve the problem much more elegantly.)
What it really comes down to is this: Rather than fixing the problem(s) by tying his tie properly, Trump instead elects to correct one sin by performing another. Which pretty much sounds like his driving life philosophy.
Yeah, it’s going to be a real fun four years.