"Impolite, Arrogant Woman" Tees Might Be Midterm Season's Hottest Fashion Trend
When they go low ... make T-shirts.
It's been something of a coping mechanism for women in the Donald Trump era to reclaim a phrase initially intended as an insult. Trump's trashy language has spawned more pussy hats and "Nasty Woman" tees than Etsy can handle, and it seems as though everyone knows at least one liberal lady who took up cross-stitching for the sole purpose of embroidering "Nevertheless, she persisted" on a pillow. (They make for great gifts!)
Just in time for the 2018 midterm elections, Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly has given the Democratic women of the world a new slogan for their protest statement tee collection: "Impolite, arrogant woman."
Read on to find out exactly why the phrase is trending, and why Elizabeth Warren is sparking 2020 presidential run rumors.
When did Kelly say it?
Following Trump's travel ban way back in 2017, which affected Muslim-majority countries, Kelly referred to Warren in a private email as an "impolite, arrogant woman," according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News. Warren herself said in a series of tweets that the email had been sent after she attempted numerous times to reach Kelly regarding the legality of the ban.
The full statement in the email from Kelly, addressed to his top aide Kevin Carroll reads, “What an impolite arrogant woman. She immediately began insulting our people accusing them of not following the court order, insulting and abusive behavior towards those covered by the pause, blah blah blah.”
What is Twitter saying?
Brace yourselves for the Etsy merch.
Is that all?
Nope. Warren also made headlines on Monday after releasing the results of a DNA test which confirms that she does have Native American blood.
Does "Pocahontas" ring a bell? No, we're not talking about the best Disney film of the early '90s, but the nickname given to the senator by Donald Trump. The President and other conservatives have ridiculed the senator for claiming she has Native American heritage, and even went so far as suggesting that it helped her in the college admissions process thanks to affirmative action.
In July of this year, Trump told followers during a rally that he would give $1 million to the charity of Warren's choice if she could prove her ancestry.
So, is he following through?
That's a negative. Trump told reporters, "Who cares?" when the information was revealed.
Anything else to know?
Yes. Turns out, not all Native Americans (at least those ones that are vocal on Twitter) are pleased with the way that everything went down.
Why all the headlines? Is she going to run for president?
Not officially — after all, she's up for reelection in November, so let's not get too ahead of ourselves. While there's still a ways to go until 2020, the New York Times seems to think the headlines — as well as a video she produced to coincide with the release of the results of her DNA test — aren't chance, but rather a "preemptive public relations offensive" designed to prime her supporters for the possibility of Elizabeth 2020.