Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, is currently on trial for tax and bank fraud.
To help prove his extravagant spending habits, prosecutors publicized the contents and cost of Manafort’s wardrobe.
The most unusual item from his wardrobe? A $15,000 ostrich bomber jacket.
What could such a treasure look like, you might wonder?
Now you can see for yourself.
Behold. The $15,000 ostrich coat Manafort bought with an international wire transfer, according to a men’s clothier who testified today. Government exhibit pic.twitter.com/BjuQ39ZeJ0
— Kara Scannell (@KaraScannell) August 1, 2018
Other items included a python blazer that cost $18,500, and over $1 million worth of clothing from shops like Alan Couture in NYC and House of Bijan in Beverly Hills.
Twitter can’t decide which is worse — Manafort’s spending habits or his fashion sense.
He paid HOW MUCH for this jacket??? OMG…
— D. He. (@Demahe1959) August 2, 2018
— Jen Wells (@jenwells) August 2, 2018
Manafort’s $15,000 ostrich jacket probably looked like A. But I’m going to imagine B anyway. pic.twitter.com/HK3hsNNynF
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) July 31, 2018
Looks like tax evasion and treason aren't the only things he guilty of. Felonious Poor Taste tops the list.
— BethR (@BethRhyan) August 2, 2018
Paul #Manafort spent more than $500,000 on clothes. His purchases included this jacket. His choice in clothes should add an additional 10 years to his sentence just for having bad taste. Who wore it better Manafort or the horse? pic.twitter.com/QcJX5JVVEu
— Rogelio Garcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) August 2, 2018
In a just world, an ostrich would be wearing a jacket made of Paul Manafort.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) August 2, 2018
I heard Paul Manafort owned a $15,000 ostrich-skin jacket so I decided to make him a card – hope he likes it pic.twitter.com/W1ipo6g4fa
— laney (@misslaneym) August 1, 2018
If I spent $1M on suits and $15K on a jacket only to come out looking like Manafort, I'd sue.
— Rogue US Mint , #AltGov (@WatchPresTrump) August 1, 2018
“Shopkeep, fetch me a jacket that emphasizes my growing waistline, yet also exudes 'I AM TERRIBLE IN BED.'”
— Jyn Erso (@JynErso_2017) August 2, 2018
I can see him in this, actually pic.twitter.com/Lc92Pre3TR
— (@lilsarg) August 2, 2018
I think I figured out why manafort owned an ostrich jacket. It is is something you need in order to work for trump – it allows you to stick your head in the sand.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) August 1, 2018
There is widespread disappointment among my colleagues that Manafort's ostrich jacket was not festooned with ostrich feathers, Liberace-style.
— John Moe (@johnmoe) August 2, 2018
PETA reminded us that, as funny as the jacket may seem, baby ostriches died for Manafort’s frivolity.
Paul Manafort's ridiculous ostrich jacket may have cost him $15,000, but as PETA's exposé of the ostrich-skin industry reveals, it was likely made from numerous juvenile ostriches whose throats were slit and whose feathers were plucked out https://t.co/941rR2deXl pic.twitter.com/umV3ZcO8Vn
— PETA (@peta) August 1, 2018
We wonder, Paul Manafort…what do you have to say for yourself?