High End Designer Slams Trump After Visit To Company Factory


President Donald Trump isn’t exactly gaining many new fans while pushing his endless belligerence in office. Last week, Trump visited a new leather factory in Alvarado, Texas, run by the Louis Vuitton company, and in the following days, the creative director of the company’s women’s collections has taken to social media to slam the president as a “joke.”

Nicolas Ghesquiere insisted as much in an Instagram post he made this weekend, in which alongside a picture of the cover art of the 1984 Evelyn Thomas song “High Energy,” he wrote:

‘Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia’

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It’s true! Trump has literally become a joke while in office, considering when standing before the United Nations General Assembly the time before last, some of his bombastic commentary about supposedly doing more for the U.S. than almost any other president ever drew laughs. Trump has dragged the office of the presidency so far downward that it’s become a laughingstock at an institution as “mundane” and established as the United Nations.

Trump has also pushed anti-LGBTQ stances while in office, ranging from his infamous ban on transgender people openly serving in the military to his insistence on supporting religious people who’d like to use their faith as an excuse to discriminate against LGBTQ people. At one point, Trump signed an executive order demanding special protection for those discriminating individuals — but not, of course, for those actually facing the threats. Rather, he’s just sticking with the conservatives with the martyr complex.

Although Louis Vuitton did not immediately offer any public comment about Ghesquiere’s stance in response to these and other developments, some have noted that no photos promoting or showing the event with Trump went up on brand Instagram accounts. Trump did promote the event on his own Twitter feed, of course, sharing a Twitter post including the quote from him:

‘Every handbag and piece of luggage produced at Louis Vuitton in Texas will be made by hand and stamped with the beautiful words, “Made in the USA!”‘

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham added:

‘@LouisVuitton is one of more than 350 companies delivering on the Pledge to America’s Workers. Thank you for investing in the American workforce!’

At the event — which included a ribbon cutting for that factory — the company’s owner Bernard Arnault shared how he’d known Trump for decades, but “stopped short of calling Trump a friend,” Forbes notes.

Arnault insisted, discussing Trump:

‘I am not here to judge his types of policies. I have no political role.’

The factory is a part of the president’s Pledge to America’s Workers initiative and constitutes at least part of Louis Vuitton’s commitment to creating 1,000 jobs in the area. Trump has often touted economic conditions as a supposed golden ticket to seeing how great he’s really doing, although even with these numbers he loves to cite in place, about a majority of Americans have been documented to support the ongoing impeachment inquiry into him from House Democrats. These numbers outline a dismal omen for Trump’s re-election campaign.