Singer Joy Villa turned plenty of heads on the red carpet of Sunday's Grammy Awards when she wore a President Donald Trump-themed "Make America Great Again" gown.

Though she has received backlash and even death threats, she's also been called brave and courageous for standing up for her beliefs.

In just a few hours, her album "I Make the Static" rose up Amazon's Movers & Shakers albums list from No. 543,202 to No. 3.

The designer of the dress, Andre Soriano, joined "Fox & Friends" Monday via a phone call to discuss the thought process behind the Trump-inspired gown.




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"Joy, we have to make a statement," said Soriano, an immigrant from the Philippines who is a Trump supporter. "We have to put America together and we have to promote love, and since her music is about love and I have the Trump flag in front of our house, I was like, 'I'm gonna make you a Trump gown.'"

Soriano said the decision to wear the dress had nothing to do with a potential increase in album sales.



"Her politics is about love," he said. "We both voted for President Trump, and it's a message all across the board. It's about peace and love. ... At the end of the day, it's really about what you believe in as an artist, and it's all about uniting people together, it's about family, it's about friends."

Watch the full interview above, and share your thoughts on the designer's dress in the comments section.


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