Trump lies! There are plenty of dresses in D.C.
Everard’s Clothing in Georgetown has plenty of dresses, Mr. President-elect.(Google Maps)
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Monday, January 9, 2017, 12:28 PM
Don’t let Donald Trump give you the slip: There are plenty of dresses in Washington, D.C.
The media’s assignment-editor-in-chief made a bizarre comment to the New York Times this morning, claiming that his coming inauguration is so “unbelievable” and “record-setting” that “all of the dress shops are sold out in Washington.”
“It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration,” he concluded.
As Trump himself might say, “Wrong!”
I spent about an hour calling dress shops in Washington — something Mr. Trump apparently didn’t have the inclination to do because facts don’t really matter — and found that there are plenty of dresses to suit all tastes and price ranges in the D.C. metro area.
Even a shop just a few steps from the White House is full of party-worthy garments.
Why is Donald Trump lying about D.C. dresses? Because for the president-elect, one lie fits all.(DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
“We have plenty of dresses!” said Eleanor Janhunen, a clerk at Proper Topper at 1350 Connecticut Ave. “We have sparkly dresses and some long dresses and cocktail dresses.”
Jennifer Nygard of Everard’s Clothing in nearby Georgetown also gave Trump a dressing-down: “Yeah, ‘sold out’ is a real stretch.”
“We have dressy dresses and party dresses,” said Nygard, whose store is at 1802 Wisconsin Ave. Alexa Johnson, owner of Ella-Rue in Georgetown said the same thing, too. Lots of dresses. No waiting.
"And we have so much in red because we planned ahead," Johnson added.
Ricki Peltzman, the owner of Upstairs on 7th, which is also just steps from the White House, said she’s had several Republican women enter her store at 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW and find exactly what they were looking for.
Jennifer Nygard of Everard’s Clothing in nearby Georgetown also gave Trump a dressing-down: “Yeah, ‘sold out’ is a real stretch.”(Google Maps)
“They all got dresses,” Peltzman said. “Tell the president-elect that every store in D.C. has beautiful dresses and we are ready to make everyone look beautiful for his inauguration.”
Peltzman specifically touted her black Suno number with the gold embroidery (“fancy!”) for $1,095 or a lace Anett Rostel dress for $1,275 in red, white or black.
So if dresses are everywhere in D.C. town, I wondered why the president-elect wants America to believe that the only thing available is the Emperor’s new clothes. The dress saleswomen had a theory.
“The fact is,” Peltzman said, “no one in Washington buys a fancy dress for an inauguration — it’s not that kind of event. Maybe in Donald Trump’s world in New York, rich people buy a new dress for every gala. But this is D.C. We don’t have galas. We have fundraisers.”
Hmm. Perhaps Trump wants people to think he’s classing up the nation’s capital — twisting “Make America Great Again” into “Make Washington Ornate Again.”
The White House is close to many many dress shops, D.C. boutique say.(SHAWN THEW/EPA)
Or, more likely, the town is about as excited for Trump’s inauguration as it would be for hemorrhoid surgery — and his relentless boasting is his version of Preparation H.
“The truth is, no one has come into my store for the inauguration,” said Janhunen from Proper Topper. “No one has said anything about the inauguration.”
So it’s another Trump lie for no apparent reason other than a complete lack of impulse control or fact-checking.
So when @realdonaldtrump tweets on Tuesday that there are no inauguration flowers to be found at any florist in D.C., pick up a phone and call them yourself.
There are flowers, believe me. And they are huge.Send a Letter to the Editor
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