On Tuesday, December 11, Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of California and fellow Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, met with President Donald Trump for a televised discussion regarding the impending government shutdown and possible budgetary compromises that could be reached to avoid it.
The meeting, which was derided as something of a circus by the media, unsurprisingly resulted in a “win” for Democrats after Schumer and Pelosi got Trump (who seemed woefully unprepared for the meeting he scheduled) to admit full responsibility for a shutdown should it occur.
A picture was taken of Pelosi walking out of the meeting like a conquering hero, wearing a jacket the internet went pretty crazy for.
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) December 11, 2018
People described the jacket as “a blood-orange Max Mara boule-shaped coat with a funnel collar and asymmetric fastening that sent the internet into a frenzy.”
— AntiRepublican🌊 (@AntiRepublican3) December 12, 2018
Many thought the jacket’s color (“burnt orange”) might have been a subtle jab at President Trump.
After that televised Trump meeting, Nancy Pelosi donned a smart coat, buttoned “left of center” and the color of “burnt orange.”
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 13, 2018
Not the most important thing — the most important thing is that Nancy Pelosi is a BALLER — but this coat is ON POINT. pic.twitter.com/EctYQsSqsj
— don’t 👻, vote! (@mcterzakis) December 11, 2018
So. Did anyone notice that Nancy Pelosi was wearing an orange coat today and Schumer sported an orange tie? Trump got trolled hard. 😂
— Spandan @ TPV (@thepeoplesview) December 11, 2018
What I should be doing: Grading. What I’m actually doing: Searching for an orange funnel neck coat a la Nancy Pelosi.
— Brianne Heidbreder (@BrieHeid) December 12, 2018
The maker of the coat, Max Mara, noticed the internet’s enthusiasm for the garment and responded by putting it back on sale for the first time since 2013.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) December 13, 2018
“Ms. Pelosi wore this coat to the Presidential Inauguration in 2013, and again for her historic meeting at the White House in 2018, so it clearly means something to her.”
“You develop an emotional relationship with a coat like nothing else in your wardrobe and Max Mara coats are much more than just clothes. They represent lasting values, they project personal strength and glamour.”
“I can imagine why Ms. Pelosi chose to wear the Fire coat for this important moment and I’m honored.”
For their part, Twitter is just overjoyed to see more of Pelosi’s coat!
Putting politics aside for a second, can we all agree that Pelosi is wearing an exceptionally stylish coat? https://t.co/Sug4S66BRt
— Bronwen Dickey (@BronwenDickey) December 11, 2018
downloading kim k’s screenshop app but only because i need to have…nancy pelosi’s coat??? pic.twitter.com/4cc1Q54ly3
— rebecca girimonte (@beccakristin) December 11, 2018
We certainly had an eventful day, Nancy & I.
— I Am Nancy Pelosi's Coat (@AmCoat) December 12, 2018
The New York Times and Pelosi’s daughter even chimed in on the coat’s media explosion!
About that Nancy Pelosi coat, who made it, and why everyone is so excited about it: it "whispered 'burn' with a wink and a swish" –https://t.co/9WH9sLMDDf
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) December 12, 2018
— Lea H. Seidman 🖤🧡💖 (@PenPencilPixel) December 12, 2018
We’re not going to discuss Nancy Pelosi’s miraculous coat? Ok then.
— Maxine Shaw (@Kortsmopolitan) December 11, 2018
Trump was destined for embarrassment the instant Pelosi picked out that coat.
But let's talk about Pelosi's coat. Tell me more about it
— Perfect Little Soup Bran (@ItsTheBrandi) December 11, 2018
This makes me smile: I remember shopping with Nancy Pelosi aka Mom for this coat at Christmastime 2012 for President Obama’s second inaugural. (The reports say it’s red but expect a dark orange.) https://t.co/fOKhArf2bL
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) December 13, 2018
*comes back to life*
*tweets from the afterlife* pic.twitter.com/9o67YKxyHO
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) December 14, 2018
Love the coat?
Once it’s reissued, you’d better get it quick before it sells out…because you know it’s going to sell out pretty fast.
After all, it’s the perfect response to a certain other famous coat.