Businessman Tom Steyer made his first appearance during the Democratic debates and immediately drew attention from the moderators and Twitter users for his wealth and attire.
Steyer, whose wealth Forbes estimates at $1.6 billion, made the case for progressive policy positions like a wealth tax to address income inequality.
“I was one of the first candidates on this stage to propose a wealth tax,” he noted.
Sharp-eyed Twitter users noticed Steyer’s choice of apparel – a plaid red tie – and that it appeared very similar to his other ties.
As the Washington Post reported in 2013, Steyer “dons Scottish ties every day — although not those bearing the tartan of his own clan, Murray, because he said it was too ugly.”
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) October 16, 2019
Some people liked the tie.
i love tom steyer’s tie. there i said it.
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) October 16, 2019
Others did not seem to be a fan of the plaid.
“As someone who owns more than 200 ties, I speak from a place of authority when I say: Tom Steyer’s tie game sucks,” wrote journalist Matt Laslo.
As someone who owns more than 200 ties, I speak from a place of authority when I say: Tom Steyer’s tie game sucks pic.twitter.com/B3GgGjojlQ
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) October 16, 2019
“Tom Steyer is wearing a plaid tie, and there are limits to what we can accept in a president,” said professor Tom Nichols.
Also, Tom Steyer is wearing a plaid tie, and there are limits to what we can accept in a president#DemDebate live
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) October 16, 2019
Meghan McCain was not pleased.
I am NOT here for Tom Steyer OR his tie! #DemDebate
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) October 15, 2019
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) October 16, 2019
Another Twitter user created a “Tom Steyer’s tie” account.
Hi everyone.It’s me, Tom Steyer’s tie.Please notice me.
— Tom Steyer’s Tie (@TieToms) October 16, 2019
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