While ABC’s The View spent much of their Wednesday show gushing about former President Trump being found liable in a civil suit and the arrest of New York Representative George Santos (R), they found time to squeeze in some easy banter with fashion designer Aurora James, who made the infamous “Tax the Rich” dress worn by New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) to the Met Gala in 2012. The same dress that landed the Congresswoman in hot water with the House Ethics Committee, but the cast of The View had no interest in pressing James on that.
On the show to hawk her new memoir Wildflower, James had it pretty easy. The only mention of Ocasio-Cortez’s dress came from racist co-host Sunny Hostin in the form of obtuse praise.
“So, you often use your platform to send this message and challenge the status quo in the fashion world. So, we all remember the infamous ‘Tax the Rich’ dress. You designed the dress for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Met Gala in 2021,” she informed the audience as James feigned surprise at the kind words. “I thought it was great,” Hostin added.
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