Megyn Kelly's debut outfit on the Today Show recalls one of the most infamous Melania Trump outfits

Megyn kellyMegyn Kelly TODAYMegyn Kelly in a pussy bow shirt.

Megyn Kelly launched her new show with a fashion choice that some people think could be a dig at President Trump. 

Kelly’s new NBC show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” debuted on Monday. For the premiere episode, Kelly wore a pussy bow blouse — a type of shirt that has become linked to the president since an Access Hollywood tape showed Trump saying that that, as a star, he could grab women “by the p—y.” 

The Trump-pussy bow blouse connection started in October, when Melania Trump wore a Gucci pussy bow blouse to the second presidential debate.

With the debate coming just a few days after the Access Hollywood tape was leaked, the internet exploded with theories that the shirt was Melania Trump’s subtle way to reference the incident. 

A campaign spokesperson said that the pussy bow reference was not intentional. However, the fashion choice was already irrevocably connected to Trump and the Access Hollywood tapes in the minds of many.  

Kathy Griffith wore a navy pussy bow shirt in the controversial photo shooot where she held a bloody, fake version of Trump’s head. In a press conference in response to controversy, she said that the shirt was in response to the “p—y” comments.

Following Melania Trump’s decision to don a pussy bow blouse to the debate, a number of publications referenced the shirt’s “feminist history.” In the ’70s and ’80s, “the pussy bow was a signifier for a particular type of professional woman,” Mic reported. 

Trump has been vocally critical of Kelly, calling her “highly overrated,” along with other derogatory comments. And, it’s unlikely that Kelly missed the controversy surrounding Melania Trump’s pussy bow blouse in October. 

Kelly said on “Megyn Kelly Today” on Monday that she is “kind of done with politics.” Most of her time at Fox was defined by political events. 

If she wants to be seen as newly apolitical, Kelly wouldn’t want to talk Trump on the first day on her new show. But, it seems like she was also unable to refrain from a sly, anti-Trump reference in the form of the pussy bow. 

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