Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Trumpís Hair Illusion Came Undone and We All Missed It

Last Friday, at the end of one of those frenetic weeks of news that now happen every week, President Trump boarded Air Force One. The wind whipped across the tarmac with unusual force. Trump, who normally has a MAGA hat for such occasions, was unusually unprepared. As he ascended the stairs, cameras had a rear-facing view of the president's scalp as the howling gusts lifted his combed-over strands straight into the air, and the long-concealed bare scalp below was briefly exposed to the daytime cable audience and to Ashley Feinberg, who spotted the big reveal. It was horrific


It was the worst hair day of what has been a bad hair life. And it may seem cheap and low to mock Trump's absurd efforts to conceal his hair loss. But Trump is a man obsessed with image in ways that go beyond the normal human concern with looking presentable. Image is Trump's moral code. He dismisses his political rivals for being short. He sees his succession of wives as visual testament to his own status. He selects his Cabinet on the basis of their looking the part. He conscripts the military as a prop to bathe himself in an aura of presidential grandeur.

Trump's absurd hair is of a piece with his lifelong attempt to market himself as a brilliant deal-maker and stable genius. So yes, it is okay to laugh when the ruse is exposed.


Now you know the real reason why he has to have a parade to prove his virility.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-07 02:02 PM

Trump before he puts on his human face and hair piece.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-07 03:21 PM

I know everyone made fun of Hillary's looks, but come on. At least her hair is real, and no doubt Trump has cankles too.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-07 03:25 PM

Speaking of Hillary's hair, way back when Bill was first elected their was a joke going around that Hillary lifted up her skirt and said "read my lips, no more Bush",

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-02-07 03:35 PM

*there not their

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-02-07 03:35 PM

all right now... secure that locker room talk!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-07 05:38 PM

They need to compare ankles to make it fair

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-07 06:10 PM

Looks like Darth Vader with a Tribble hat.

If the Dotard wasn't such a vain douche he would have gone Kojak like real men.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-07 06:46 PM

Imagine this man is a billionaire, has a beautiful wife, many children, successful businesses, is the most powerful man on earth, and he doesn't have the confidence to not wear a comb-over.

This is very sad.

It also tells us that the Republican ideal is of a man with crippling insecurities who overcompensates by lashing out at others and doubling down on ignorance.

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-08 10:54 AM

If he can't be proud in his own body now, then he will never feel happiness.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-08 10:56 AM

Donald Trump is a real life Bond villain.

#11 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-02-08 10:57 AM

Perhaps he should double down on the McDs fries !

#12 | Posted by ghoti at 2018-02-09 12:27 PM

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