PHILADELPHIA (WCMH) – Columbus’s Congressional representative focused on unity in her speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Audience members and political wonks focused on what she wore onstage.
Joyce Beatty, who represents Ohio’s 3rd District, delivered her speech in a dress that looked identical to the one Melania Trump wore when she addressed the Republican National Convention. Beatty’s fashion choice sparked conversation and brought up the classic question of “who wore it better?”
Trump’s reportedly $2,190 dress sold out shortly after she made her speech July 18, according to the New York Daily News.
Beatty told NBC4 her husband bought it and told her to wear it–and added that she used her own words in the speech.
“Now it’s blowing up all over the nation that it’s the same as Mrs. Trump’s, but I don’t know,” she said.