Was Tiffany Trump Wearing White in a Dig at Her Father During His State of the Union?

Democratic women in Congress wore white for President Donald Trump's State of the Union to commemorate women's suffrage — and Tiffany Trump joined them

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As President Donald Trump addressed Congress Tuesday night for his third annual State of the Union, he looked out over numerous women dressed in white — most of them Democrats, but one of them was Tiffany Trump.

Many Democratic women in the House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wore white to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. (Democratic men in the House wore white ribbons or white themselves, according to ABC News.)

The white reportedly had another meaning as well: It is intended to draw focus to issues Democrats say are under assault by the Trump-led Republican Party, such as reproductive rights.

Given the one-sidedness of the color coordination, some speech observers were quick to wonder if Tiffany wasn’t making a subtle statement in agreement with her father’s opponents — or a fashion faux pas with an unintended political edge.

“Do you think Tiffany Trump planned to stand with #StateOfTheWoman in her white dress? Or…oops!” the Times‘ fashion critic, Vanessa Friedman, wrote on Twitter.

The reasoning behind her clothing choice was not immediately clear Tuesday night, only fanning further speculation. Tiffany was in white at last year’s SOTU, according to USA Today.

“Tiffany Trump [is] gonna give her dad a massive heart attack,” one user tweeted.

Another user wrote of Tiffany, “Why are you wearing white? Were you left out of the family group chat or is this some passive aggressive stunt?

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While Tiffany, a 25-year-old law school student, has supported her father’s political career since his campaign, her relationship with him has historically been strained, according to multiple sources.

She recently went public at the White House with her boyfriend, Michael Boulos, whose family is reportedly Lebanese and who grew up in Nigeria — in a region the president mocked last year as a “s—hole,” according to various news outlets.

But, according to a source who knows her, Tiffany wasn’t fazed by the optics of dating Boulos given her father’s comments on immigrants.

“Tiffany’s not keeping her finger on the pulse of that BS,” the source said.

Donald Trump Jr.‘s girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, also wore white for the evening, according to a family photo he shared on social media of all of the elder Trump siblings, including Tiffany.

In his State of the Union, in contrast to his regular elbows-out style of rhetoric, the president stuck tightly to a more conventional script. In a characteristic early line, he told assembled Congressmembers: “Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country.”

Later, however, Trump’s address returned to his chief concerns: restricting immigration and preventing further investigations of his family, businesses and administration. In other policy proposals, Trump called for national paid family leave and a ban on late-term abortions.

The speech’s overtures toward compromise were largely at odds with Trump’s own behavior in office the last two years — epitomized, perhaps, by a historic shutdown of the federal government in December and January over his insistence for a border wall with Mexico.

Earlier Tuesday, before calling for unity in his speech, he derided the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer.

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