Joy Villa rocks red, white and blue gown at White House event and blasts reporters for bickering and 'reporting fake news'
Acknowledging the alleged censorship of conservatives on social media and prevention of freedom of speech, Villa arrived at the summit rocking a red, white, and blue mermaid gown with the word 'freedom' at the bottom
President Donald Trump hosted a gathering of conservative digital and social media personalities at the White House on Thursday, July 11, for a social media summit. Among the guests was Joy Villa, a conservative singer-songwriter who made headlines for her flamboyant gowns celebrating America.
In the past, the performer grabbed national attention for her unconventional outfits, including her 2017 Grammy Awards "Make America Great Again" gown, her 2019 Grammy Awards gown emblazoned with the words "Build the Wall" and the pink latex dress reading "F*** Planned Parenthood" she wore to the Unplanned premiere, according to a Yahoo report.
Villa turned to her trusted designer Desi Designs Couture for the social media summit, donning a completely new look that President Trump took note of and appreciated.
Acknowledging the alleged censorship of conservatives on social media and prevention of freedom of speech, Villa arrived at the summit rocking a red, white, and blue mermaid gown with the word "freedom" at the bottom.
"[President Trump] just told me from the podium... 'stand up. I like your dresses. Saw you the other day. You looked fantastic'," Villa tweeted later on.
In a follow-up tweet, she wrote, "[Trump] to me from the podium 'You wear those dresses. You’re very brave there in Hollywood. You’re a fantastic actress, singer-songwriter.' I had a chance to get the mic & told him: 'You have a lot of secret support in Hollywood. More then you know'." The self-described "citizen journalist", however, had a mouthful to give while speaking to reporters covering the event.
After the president's remarks, Former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka became embroiled in a heated argument with Brian Karem, a CNN political analyst and reporter for Playboy. Villa addressed the press following the altercation.
"We're citizen journalists and we respect you guys, but you got to stop reporting fake news," Villa said.
Karem was heard in a video leading up to the confrontation saying the audience was a "group of people that are eager for demonic possession."
"You're a punk! You're not a journalist! You're a punk!" Gorka shouted back at Karem, prompting him to retaliate. "We can go outside and have a long conversation," Karem responded.
Karem later asked Villa about copy editors fact-checking "citizen journalists", to which she replied, "We don't need to have that because we have our voice. We have an unbiased opinion."
"Be a gentleman and behave," Villa warned the reporter.