Donald Trump and his hair hit the campaign trail in his bid to become President. And as he discussed his platform as a political pundit in New Hampshire, the glory of Trump’s hair diminished the importance of the Donald, reported People.
Like a political version of a “does she or doesn’t she” hair dye commercial, Donald’s fans and foes wanted to know if his hair was real or a wig. So, at 69, the entrepreneurial king found himself forced to respond to some hairy questions.
Trump took it in stride, from queries from a former makeup artist who had administered to the Donald to a woman who desired to fondle his tresses. But it was experienced Fox News reporter Greta Van Susteren who wasn’t quite sure how to deal with Donald’s hair.
“This is an extraordinarily different kind of campaign,” analyzed the anchor. “This is the first hair touching I’ve heard of [in a presidential campaign].”
And that comment may exemplify the challenges that Trump’s supporters face, reported Politico.
Donald even brought up the subject of his hair in describing his qualifications.
“I really am very smart and I’m very good at business and I can make this country so rich. Maybe people don’t like my style. Maybe they don’t like my hair, which is real, by the way.”
However, those who are volunteering for Donald defend that style (as well as the hair).
“It’s going to be a challenge, you know that,” admitted Trump’s county co-chair Sandra Riendeau. “People see him on TV, they hear him, but they haven’t actually met him in person. And that’s why he needs to be a people person, he has to know the people who are voting … he’s gotta be Trump the person, not Trump the one we look at on TV.”
And Donald agrees, arguing that the outcome of the election shouldn’t be decided on personality but on ability.
“Maybe I can’t get elected, maybe, they say, I’m not a nice enough guy,” said Trump. “I don’t think this election is about personality. We’ve had enough personality, we’ve had personality for so long. It’s about competence.”
Donald also offered his views on immigration.
“Mexicans! I love Mexicans, they’re great! I have so many friends,” said Trump.
The business mogul also discussed Bowe Bergdahl, facing desertion charges after he was able to head home after being exchanged for five members of the Taliban.
“In the old days, when America was strong, you killed the traitors. And I don’t mean kill traitors with a nine-year trial … I mean it worked out very rapidly,” said Donald.
During the campaign, an attack on Chris Christie indicated that obesity is equated with his name just as much as Donald’s hair is associated with Trump.
“More doughnuts!” joked one person at the Trump rally when Christie’s name was mentioned.
Thus, while Trump is being upstaged by his hair, some Presidential candidates are finding that their weight has become part of their campaign platform, as the Inquisitr reported.
While Trump and his hair fight to become the Republican party’s choice, Jeb Bush is hoping to reap the rewards of being nominated as the Republican candidate for President by going on the Paleo diet. Thus far, he’s lost an estimated 20 to 30 pounds.
Slim is in when it comes to politics, say the experts who contend that weight loss equates to an energy boost in voters’ minds.
When ex-Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee tried to earn the Republican nod in 2008, he shed 100 pounds. Also highly publicized was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s weight loss surgery, which has resulted in a slow but steady weight loss.
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