Two things are for certain about 2017 Rhode Island teacher of the year, Nikos Giannopoulos, he is openly gay, and he has his own unique style. When he met President Trump and the First Lady for his photo op, President Trump told him how much he loved his fan.
npr.org reports: What was President Trump’s reaction to the fan? Did he say anything?Oh, he loved it! I popped it open when I walked into the office because I’m a very sassy person.
And [President] Trump complimented it right away. He said, “I love the fan!” And he told me I had great style. Then, when I was ushered in for my private photo with the president and Melania [Trump] I was told I should put it away. So I just folded it up and held it at my side.
But when it came time for the photo, I just asked the president, “Do you mind if I use the fan for the photo?” He said, “Absolutely go for it.” So I popped my fan and did my pose.