Ivanka Trump has been mocked for a State of the Union promotional video that Twitter users described as ‘nightmarish’ and ‘unsettling’ Tuesday night before she stepped out wearing a $2,240 black dress from Givenchy to contrast the Democratic women’s Suffragette white for
In the first daughter’s 24-second message shared to social media she tells viewers that the country is thriving, adding that lots has been accomplished over the past three years, but many compared the clip – recorded with a pitch-black background and at times cutting off her lower face – to The Blair Witch Project and The Ring horror movies.
‘This remake of the tent scene in Blair Witch is unsettling,’ former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub wrote. Jeremy Newberger posted: ‘Blair Witch meet Bland Rich.’
Ivanka spoke to followers as she took a car to watch her father promote his ‘Great American Comeback’. She told viewers that President Donald Trump would lay out a ‘bold and exciting vision for the future’ as she asked them to tune in at 9pm but Twitter users were clearly distracted.
Ivanka Trump’s State of the Union promo video left people feeling ‘scared’ and one person called it ‘nightmarish’ on Tuesday
Ivanka (center right) paired a $2,240 Givenchy dress with red heels while Eric Trump’s wife Lara (center left) wore a $259.90 Zara suit
‘There is something genuinely nightmarish about this. As if you heard a noise in your bedroom in the dead of night and crept over to the closet door and opened it — AND THIS WAS INSIDE, TALKING AND TALKING AND TALKING,’ Michael Marshall Smith wrote.
‘Did I just watch The Ring? Am I gonna die in seven days?’ Dustin Miller added.
For some Ivanka’s appearance evoked scenes from 1992 film Candyman. ‘Did someone say Ivanka five times slowly?’ Steve Marmo posted.
In a comparison to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody music video, one tweeter posted: ‘Bohemian Nepotism.’
Due to the dimly-lit video, viewers had to wait until 9pm for Ivanka – who is Senior Adviser to President Trump – to reveal her button-trimmed satin-trimmed wool-crepe midi dress.
She paired it with bright red heels to match the dress’s Republican red collar as she joined her husband Jared Kushner in the first lady’s box situated above the House chamber.
This is the second year in a row that the first daughter has worn black in contrast to the ‘suffragette white’ worn by Democratic Congresswomen.
Ivanka (center) wore a $2,240 black dress from Givenchy for the 2020 State of the Union
Ivanka Trump paired the Givenchy dress pictured above with red heels and a sleek bob
Ivanka Trump (left) joined her husband Jared Kushner (center left), Lara Trump (center right) and Tiffany Trump (right) in the First Lady’s box for the 2020 State of the Union
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner (right) greet radio personality Rush Limbaugh (left) at the 2020 State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives before Limbaugh received the Presidential Medal of Honor
In 2019, Ivanka also went for a sleek all-black outfit wearing a black skirt-suit with a shiny belt at the waist with black pumps, while in 2018 she went for a short-sleeved, black-and-red plaid dress from Oscar de la Renta.
The 2018 ensemble also cost a cool $2,690.
While Ivanka’s color scheme has remained the same over President Trump’s four-year term, she shifted her hairstyle for 2020 to a sleek, straight bob with a middle parting as opposed to the Hollywood curls she wore in 2019.
Trump’s eldest children Eric and Lara Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Tiffany Trump and her boyfriend Michael Boulos also joined Melania in the first lady’s box.
Ivanka Trump listened to the State of the Union in the First Lady’s box alongside the rest of Trump’s eldest children
Tony Rankins (pictured center) who lost his job after serving in the U.S. Army is applauded as he stands next to White House senior advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner (right) during U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union
This Oscar de la Renta dress worn by Ivanka Trump in 2018 cost a cool $2,690 and was more pricey than her 2020 dress
Ivanka Trump wore a pink dress in 2017 (left) but has worn black the other three years
The First Family pictured before President Trump’s State of the Union address
Eric Trump’s wife Lara wore a sold out $259.90 suit from high street store Zara while Melania Trump wore a custom-made black Dolce & Gabana suit.
In 2019, the first lady donned a black, military-style coat for the president’s speech.
Her outfit, first glimpsed when she steps in her box on the upper level of the House chamber, has caused controversy in the past over her choice.
In 2018, she stunned in a white suit. But the choice led fashion critics to question if she was paying homage to the suffragettes, for which white has become a symbol for, or, even more, was she mimicking Hillary Clinton, who famously wore pantsuits when she campaigned against Donald Trump.
Melania Trump’s white was notable that year because Democratic female members of Congress were wearing black in solidarity with the #metoo movement.
This year – as they did last year – those lawmakers are wearing white in a nod to the suffragettes.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right) led the way for Democratic congresswomen in white
Democratic Congresswomen wore ‘suffragette white’ to the State of the Union
Lara Trump (pictured left with Tiffany Trump) wore a $259.90 pant suit from Zara
The Zara pantsuit worn by Lara Trump to the State of the Union is already sold out
Nancy Pelosi led the way for Democratic Congresswomen wearing a ‘suffragette white’ suit with a gold brooch.
The House Speaker was snubbed by Trump as she reached to shake his hand when he approached her just before starting the address. Pelosi continued to rip up the President’s speech once he had finished.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib., D-Mich. were among the congresswomen who wore white but incorporated more color with traditional elements of dress.
Lara Trump was the only female member of the first family to wear a pantsuit, pairing the double-breasted camel toned suit with brown heels.
The look was far removed from the long graphic-pattern dress she wore in 2019.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib., D-Mich., standing right, along with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, center, arrive before President Trump delivers his State of the Union address
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered the Democratic response in a black dress
Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend and former Fox host Kimberly Guilfoyle wore a bright red dress, while first daughter Tiffany Trump donned a lilac two-piece.
Tiffany matched lilac and white shoes with the pastel combo which was cinched at the waist with a belt.
The Democratic response to his State of the Union was this year delivered by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer who wore a black dress and an American flag pin.