OK, the glowing Orb of Destiny, or whatever it was, was pretty hilarious, but at least it wasn't of Trump's own doing.
But isn't this just the weirdest photo ever of a political family meeting a Pontiff?
I mean, who the heck advised Ivanka that it was a good idea to look like she was going to her belated first communion, except in black? What are she and Melania mourning? The death of credibility of Donald? (Actually, it died decades ago.)
And I also see that Melania again declined Donald's hand. If this goes on, I'm half expecting her to give him a big shove in the back at the top of some staircase or other any day now.
The optics (and reality) of American politics has never been weirder....
Update: it's being said that Melania, at least, is complying with Vatican protocol:
“Per Vatican protocol, women who have an audience with the Pope are required to wear long sleeves, formal black clothing, and a veil to cover the head,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswomen told CNN.
However, the Associated Press said it wasn’t necessarily a rule that was hard and fast and many women have met the Pope without a veil. But as a practising Catholic, Melania chose to wear one.
Some have also noted the striking similarity in her choice of garb at the Vatican to another first lady — style icon Jackie Kennedy.I still say Ivanka looks ridiculous.