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President Trump sports a new tie for his address to Congress

President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., gestures on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, before his address to a joint session of Congress. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)

President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., gestures on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, before his address to a joint session of Congress. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)

President Trump arrived at the U.S. Capitol for his first address to a joint session of Congress with a smile, a speech described by the White House as “optimistic” -- and a new tie, drawing the first Twitter traffic of the evening.

The president often is seen sporting bright red, Republican ties that became somewhat of a trademark. But Tuesday night, he seemingly surprised most with his fashion choice – a navy blue striped necktie.

Vice President Pence, who also is typically seen in red ties, sat behind Trump in a bright royal blue tie, quite similar to that of House Speaker Paul Ryan, and drawing Twitter traffic joking about whether the two planned to match outfits.

Just a few minutes into the president’s address, Twitter users attempted hashtagging #bluestripedtie and #bluetie, but had little success getting it to trend right off the bat.

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Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.