US President Donald Trump has brushed aside questions about a sudden change in his public image.
For the first time since his inauguration in January 2017, the President appeared at a White House media conference (main picture) not wearing his trademark dark blue business suit, white shirt, and red tie.
Reporters were cut short when they attempted to ask if the change was linked to White House efforts to claw back support in the wake of recent allegations about the President’s alleged dismissive remarks about some US war dead being “suckers” and “losers”.
“I’m not going to play your fake news game,” he told media representatives. “It’s so fake. So very, very fake.
“It’s plain to see I haven’t changed my appearance or wardrobe one little bit. Not at all. Period.
“I often wear this outfit, as Commander in Chief of US defence forces it’s quite appropriate attire.
“Besides I often feel nostalgic for my old uniform, especially the one I wore day in and day out when I was fighting in Vietman (sic) all those years ago. So many, many years.”
When asked if he had seen action in North or South Vietnam, Mr Trump shook his head dismissively.
“Talking about North or South Vietman (sic) shows how little you people in the lamestream media know,” he said.
“There’s no such thing. You’re thinking of Korea. Or maybe Ireland.
“Yeah, there’s a North and South Ireland. I should know. I have a golf course there. In one of them.”