‘She is a 0, but I’m a 10’
Who wore it best? Rep. Beatty trumps Melania
Free Press wire reports | 8/5/2016, 6:52 p.m.
As soon as Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty stepped off the stage following her July 28 address at the Democratic National Convention, Twitter blew up.
Was Rep. Beatty really wearing the same dress Melania Trump wore a week earlier at the Republican National Convention while giving the infamous plagiarized speech?
Mrs. Trump’s dress, reportedly a white, puffy-sleeve Roksanda Ilincic design called “Margot,” sold out on the luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter less than an hour after the 46-year-old GOP presidential candidate’s wife gave the speech July 18 that was purloined from First Lady Michelle Obama.
“Beatty plagiarized the plagiarist,” the website Mic.com reported.
“The best shade of 2016,” a viewer tweeted.
“I am irrationally delighted by this,” replied another.
Rep. Beatty, 65, played coy in an interview last week with ET.
“My husband bought me the dress and asked me to wear it,” she said.
She said while she knows about the Trump debacle, she hadn’t watched Melania Trump’s speech and didn’t know what Mrs. Trump was wearing.
Asked about the resulting social media comparison about who wore the dress best, Rep. Beatty said:
“I’ve heard people say she is a 0, but I’m a 10 … because I used my own words.”