An American entrepreneur and one time Senate candidate was criticised for asking why Volodymyr Zelensky didn’t wear a suit, then doubled down by accusing the embattled Ukrainian president of wearing make-up.
Peter Schiff, 58, who once ran as a Republican for the seat of the US Senator from Connecticut twelves years ago made the remarks soon after Volodymyr Zelensky appeared before the US Senate in his now trademark khaki green T-shirt.
Peter Schiff, who’s the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital bank tweeted that he understood times were difficult, but that doesn’t the President of Ukraine own a suit?
He said that he didn’t have much respect for existing members of the US Congress either, but he still wouldn’t address them sporting a T-shirt and that he wouldn’t want to disrespect the institution or the United States.
One tweeter calling themselves Quoth the Raven replied to Peter Schiff by saying he’d just made one of the worst all-time takes. Quoth the Raven continued that the man was in the centre of a war zone dodging artillery and that he was not going to be rolling around his garment rack with him.
But Peter Schiff was unbowed and replied again by saying he was not in combat on a battlefield. Someone powered his face. Not a hair was out of place, and he was clean-shaven with a trimmed beard. He chose to wear the T-shirt, but he could have easily have picked something less casual.
Numerous other tweeters chose to blast Peter Schiff over his comments, hundreds of whom used far less polite vocabulary.
Jon Cooper, former National Finance Chair of Draft Biden 2016, wrote that he couldn’t believe that the tweet hadn’t been deleted and that Peter Schiff was a complete A—Gap.
The guy is not only in a war zone, where he wouldn’t be able to get a suit pressed and dry cleaned, but even if it were achievable, it was favourable for people to see him as one of them sharing the struggle.
Peter Schiff doubled down on his tweet, later on, responding to Jonathan saying that he wouldn’t have had to press a suit and that he was sure he had a clean suit hanging in the same closet as his T-shirts, and that even if there were no suits available, maybe a long-sleeved shirt with a collar.
Amy Task, an analyst at CBS Sports, was part of the majority who condemned Peter Schiff, sharing that Volodymyr Zelensky was fighting to protect the lives of others, and he was putting his life at risk to do so. That he could have left but he didn’t and that speaks volumes about the man that he is, and that it speaks volumes about the sort of man Peter Schiff is.
Perhaps Peter Schiff should trade places with the president of Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelensky is fighting a war, and he’s trying to save his country, not look pretty, and which one would you trust most, the one in the T-shirt or the one in the suit?
Let’s face it, rich people are so out of touch with reality it’s scary, and really, what idiot wears a suit while trying to save their country, oh that would be Peter Schiff.
The rich and privileged don’t get the effects of the war, but perhaps that’s because they’re so busy starting them? And Peter Schiff is one of those people who it doesn’t affect because he’s probably never got his hands dirty in his life unless he’s playing with himself and then he probably uses a tissue to masturbate!