"Same suit, but painted red white and blue. Look at that. And they also renamed him Iron Patriot. You know, just in case the paint was too subtle."
―Joan Rivers criticizing the Iron Patriot design[src]

Joan Rivers is an American actress, comedian, and writer.


Rivers dedicated a section of her series Fashion Police to the Iron Patriot Armor sometime after Matthew Ellis announced that James Rhodes would personally take charge of finding the Mandarin

Rivers pointed out that it was the same armor that Rhodes wore before, but repainted with the colors of the American flag.

She even mocked the rename of "War Machine" to "Iron Patriot", sarcastically adding that it was done in case the paint was too subtle to be noticed. This prompted her co-host George Kotsiopoulos to burst into laughter.[1]