The Trump campaign has been caught in a new controversy after one of its top aides said the presidential candidate used a floral harness for a wedding ceremony.
The Trump campaign on Wednesday issued a statement that said the candidate “used floral harness ropes to perform his first political event since the inauguration.”
The campaign said in a statement Wednesday that the Trump campaign “wants to make it clear that any attempt to tie a tie to the ceremony is a gross misrepresentation of what happened at the wedding.”
The statement from campaign communications director Hope Hicks said the campaign had received multiple calls and emails from supporters asking if the candidate had used a harness and that the campaign was “confident” the tie would be properly tied.
“If anyone has a question about how to tie the floral harness to the tie please contact the campaign.
We want to make sure this is a clean, simple, and respectful event,” Hicks said.
A campaign official said the Trump team was “aware of this and is working to correct the misinformation.”
“We are committed to respecting the rights of everyone at this event,” the official said.
The campaign has also acknowledged that the tie is made from fabric and that there are no buttons or straps attached to the floral rope.
Trump is set to be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
The Republican candidate’s team has also said the tie will be held up in a way that won’t interfere with his speech.