Man of many hats: Trump changes caps during military visit

U.S. President Donald Trump sets aside his signature red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap to don a “USA” hat and a U.S. Navy cap given to him by the crew of the USS Gerald R. Ford during a visit to the aircraft carrier.

NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (MARCH 2, 2017) (WHITEHOUSE.GOV) – Though his wife Melania is well known in fashion circles, U.S. President Donald Trump drew attention to his headwear on Thursday (March 2).

The president set aside his trademark red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap that he often wore during the election, opting for a simple “USA” hat that was also red, during a visit to the USS Gerald R. Ford, a massive aircraft carrier under construction in Newport News, Virginia.

The president often wears baseball-style hats during appearances at outdoor events.

But during his visit to the U.S. Navy facility, the crew of the USS Gerald R. Ford gave the commander-in-chief a jacket and a hat featuring an image of the ship, much like members of the crew were wearing. The president’s hat even included insignia indicating an officer’s rank.

Trump appeared pleased with the gift. “As you can see, I’m wearing a jacket and a hat that they just gave me. Not really used to it, but if feels awfully good. I’m very proud of it, actually,” Trump said of his outfit during his weekly web/radio address, filmed on on board the aircraft carrier.

The president used the visit to promote his administration’s proposal to boost military spending.