A photo of Donald Trump’s tie has been making the rounds across social media over the weekend.
Trump was photographed, getting off his plane in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday as the wind blew. He was in Indianapolis to announce that air conditioner maker Carrier would keep its plant—and 1,100 jobs—in Indianapolis rather than move it to Mexico, as it had previously announced. The company and Trump later confirmed the development.
The back of his tie could be seen, showing that he uses scotch tape to hold it together. After that, the term #tiegate trended on Twitter, with users poking fun at the president-elect. However, it’s safe to say that it still looks better than a tie-clip.
The reason for the tape, it seems, is due to a defect in the tie itself. “As you can see, there is, in fact, a little loop for him to put the skinny part through, it’s just that the skinny part doesn’t reach, wrote Deadspin writer Ashley Feinberg, referring to the “tail” of the tie.
Look close and you’ll see Donald Trump scotch tapes his tie together. As seen as he excited plane in Indiana today as the wind kicked up: pic.twitter.com/Qzzkup5AZd
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) December 2, 2016
as you can see, there is, in fact, a little loop for him to put the skinny part through, it’s just that the skinny part doesn’t reach pic.twitter.com/bD7uZY2uGp
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) December 2, 2016