From the man who brought you such style and grooming hacks as using Scotch tape to hold a too-long tie together and allegedly slicing the extra skin off his scalp so a full head of hair appears whirled into place comes...a pocket square that looks like a sad salad. That's right: President Donald Trump was photographed in the Oval Office today with a full bounty of greens sprouting from his breast pocket. Ch-ch-ch-Chia!
Word is Trump's been eating a bunch of salad lately—is this one of those deals where Chief of Staff John Kelly told him he couldn't leave the table until he'd eaten his greens? Maybe he hid them in his pocket so he could get back to tweeting? Or could it be that these are the leafy greens the president prodded now-fired secretary of state Rex Tillerson to eat on their recent trip to China? "Rex, eat the salad."
Sadly, none of the above are true. Turns out there's actually a rational explanation for this.
Today, Trump met with the Prime Minister of Ireland for Friends of Ireland Day and, in fact, a picture of the rest of the room would reveal that Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has the same garden arrangement growing out of his pocket. The greens are actually shamrocks and it's a tradition every president since the Truman administration has taken part in. Barack Obama did it, too—but his bunch of shamrocks somehow looked a lot more vivacious than Trump's.
It's long been known that Trump's diet consists of fast food and well-done steaks. So it's admittedly a pleasant surprise to see him get this close to anything green.