When we think of the word “fashion,” the last person that comes to mind is Donald Trump. Despite that, he attended dozens of Met Galas over the years, and the event even holds special significance for his marriage to Melania Trump. That’s why it must absolutely kill him that he’s no longer welcome at the star-studded event.
Trump made Met Ball history in 2004 when he got down on one knee during fashion’s biggest night to present Melania with a 15-carat ring and ask her to be his wife. Of course, the future first lady said yes and they celebrated for the rest of the evening, even taking a goofy picture with Melania’s soon-to-be stepdaughter Ivanka Trump.
Donald and Melania pose with Ivanka after getting engaged at 2004 Met Gala.
Trump started attending the glamorous event in 1985, and began bringing Melania as his date in 2003. They went to every single one as a couple, until Trump stopped appearing in 2012. Interestingly, that’s the same year he first planned to run for president. As many of the attendees at the event are outspoken Democrats, the Republican president was blacklisted after the 2016 election. In 2017, Anna Wintour appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and played a game called “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts”. Basically, she had to choose between eating pig’s feet or revealing which star was banned from the Met Gala for life. No shocker here, she chose to admit that Donald Trump would never be invited again.
Donald and Melania’s last Met Gala, 2012.
Trump wouldn’t find many friendly faces if he were to attend. Though Kanye West has attended many Met Galas in the past as both a designer and the date of Kim Kardashian, he will not be going to the event this year after shouting his support for the president on Twitter recently. Plus, it’s unlikely that Melania would want to go to the party on Trump’s arm, since all signs point to distress in their marriage, according to our body language expert.
The president seemed to distract himself from the 2017 Met Ball on May 7 of last year by tweeting about shutting down the government. “Either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix mess!” he wrote. Sounds pretty cranky to us!