When a protest party marched to Ivanka Trump's DC home to dance and draw attention to climate change, her neighbor Dianne Bruce couldn't resist checking it out. Now, a photo of her fur coat-clad toast has become the latest viral sensation.
“I couldn’t resist, it was just great fun, it really was,” Bruce told people. “I love seeing people having fun and doing what they do. It added pizazz to the neighborhood.”
The now-legendary fur coat made its appearance for practical, rather than stylistic, reasons. Bruce was eating dinner with her husband and father when she heard the music, and went to check it out: “I went back in, it was chilly enough, and I thought I’d grab the first thing I could find. It wasn’t a statement or anything, it was just neighbors enjoying some fun on a Saturday night.”
Cosmopolitan asked Bruce the other question on everybody's mind: "What were you drinking?"
"Probably a very nice pinot grigio," she said. "I would love to say Champagne, but it was probably a pinot grigio."
Bruce works as a philanthropic fundraiser, and has lived in DC's Kalorama neighborhood for 20 years. She told Cosmo that she is a "liberal democrat," and is "not particularly crazy about the Trump administration," and not just because they've ruined her neighborhood.
Being Ivanka Trump's neighbor, a dance party/protest is the least of the inconveniences Bruce experiences. She tells Cosmopolitan, just as sassy as you dreamed she would be:
I don't know why they chose the house. I think it's a difficult house to secure. It's on a corner, it's very exposed. And they immediately put up tacky saw horses wrapped in fluorescent tape, and crowd barriers. And we weren't allowed to walk on the sidewalk. You just thought, "Are you really that important?" And now they've just put a tacky Johnny on the Spot [portable toilet] out on the sidewalk of our neighborhood. I guess it's for the Secret Service. I'm like, "Ewww, really?"
I'll drink to that.