The red nail on the President’s head was first revealed in January, and Trump tweeted out a picture of the design, which he said was inspired by a Japanese character.
However, it has since been widely criticized for being insensitive and racist, and has been linked to the Trump campaign’s campaign of racism.
A number of high-profile figures including Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have called for the red-nail design to be removed from the Oval Office.
However White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the red nails were meant to represent the “power of the American flag and our unity.”
“The design is very clear,” Sanders told reporters on Tuesday.
“It is meant to be a symbolic gesture to those that voted for him and that are standing up and supporting him.”