Hillary Clinton may be “fighting for us,” like it said on the podium as she celebrated her victory in the New York primary, but she’s doing so in Armani. In her speech, the presidential hopeful focused on income inequality while detailing her plans to rectify the devastation of The Great Recession, all while clad in a $12,495 Armani Collection tweed jacket. According to recent U.S. Census Bureau data, her coat cost almost half of the median income for U.S. workers in 2014.
Addressing an excited crowd, Clinton promised to raise wages and create jobs before detailing the loss created by the current economic landscape. “We all know many people who are still hurting—I see it everywhere I go. The Great Recession wiped out jobs, homes, and savings, and a lot of Americans haven’t yet recovered,” she said. Clearly, Hillary and her wardrobe have.
She continued, “In this campaign, we are setting bold progressive goals backed up by real plans that will improve lives, creating more good jobs that provide dignity and pride in a middle class life, raising wages and reducing inequality, making sure all our kids get a good education no matter what zip code they live in, building ladders of opportunity and empowerment so all of our people can go as far as their hard work and talent will take them.”
Poor Hillary, no matter what she wears, the Internet inevitably goes wild. But this latest fashion mishap does seem to speak to some of the public’s chief complaint concerning the presidential candidate—it’s hard to fight for the people when you can’t relate to their problems.