Laughter and cheers were heard when Donald Trump took the stage at the CPAC Convention and told the crowd how “I’d love to watch that guy speak,” as he watched the screen situated behind him. That guy was none other than Trump himself up there on that screen, and while he had the crowd going, he egged them on some more with a self-deprecating joke along with a little preening demonstration and people loved it. Twitter lit up in a matter of minutes dissecting what Trump had just said about himself with many being in awe of his sense of humor.
It was less than a month ago when a gust of wind picked up the back of Trump’s hair, much like a flap, exposing something many thought might be an embarrassment for the President. As his infamous coiffure blew in the breeze, a sizable bald spot was exposed. That gave the media news, social media, and late-night talk show hosts some real hair-raising material for their jokes and quips. “Trump’s Bald Spot” spiked on Twitter Trends that day with the sizable vacancy on his scalp being talked about over the next few days, as demonstrated on the Google Trends graph seen here.
Playing off the infatuation seen in the media about that bald spot on the back of his head, Trump told the audience, “I try like hell to hide that bald spot.” He did so while pointing to the area that he spends extra attention on the back of his head, which is the same area exposed by the wind gust on the tarmac.
The audience loved it and social media users flooded to their online megaphones to spread the world. The appreciation for Trump’s humor was heard loud and clear. You can watch Trump in action on the video below from a Time Magazine tweet.
A good number of folks on Twitter saw this as a great move on Trump’s part. The fact that he was able to make fun of himself had Twitter users singing the President praise. Some couldn’t believe what they were hearing, but at the same time found it a breath of fresh air. At one point he announced that Melania Trump was there in the front row, so he did this with his wife right there. It appears that many thought a bald spot would be an embarrassment to Trump, but from what the nation witnessed today, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
According to Newsweek, Trump took on all the previous jokes about that bald spot that the media ran for days in the headlines. Late night talk show hosts, like Jimy Kimmel, got quite a bit of mileage out of that bald spot on the back of the President’s head. Today, many of the folks on social media sites saw a different Trump, someone who can make fun of himself, which is something many did not expect ever to see Trump do and many added that they “liked” it. You can check out some of the positive tweets below about Trump’s bald spot joke today.
"By the way, I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks, I work hard at it," Trump tells CPAC -- rare moment of self-deprecating humor!— Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) February 23, 2018
I love our Presidents humor!!— Ann M Andros (@AnnAndros) February 23, 2018
Love him! Genuine and funny!— ????????????wILdFlOwEr???? ???????? (@btflwldflwr) February 23, 2018
Trump just made fun of his bald spot. I never thought that would happen.— In Need Of Baseball (@TeamStradley) February 23, 2018
Then there are those who see Trump’s joke about his hair as a sign of growth for the President. One Twitter user wrote how the President demonstrated “the most significant sign of growth” since he’s been in office, which is posted in a tweet that can be seen below. Others saw it as snuffing out those who made fun of him, letting them know it doesn’t bother him to hear all the bald-jokes.
Love Trump joking about hiding that bald spot at #CPAC2018... just goes to show the man has a sense of humor. Self-deprecation is the best way to respond to the haters. PS: Donnie has beautiful hair ????????— Josh Hall (@realJoshuaHall) February 23, 2018
Other folks saw Trump’s self-deprecating humor as offering up a week’s worth of bashing material from the media, like what was seen when Trump’s diet coke reveal.
Trump talking about his bald spot and poking fun at his hair will send the media into a tailspin with 5 days worth of coverage like the diet coke and drinking fiji water ????????????????????#CPAC2018— PinkAboutIt ???????? (@Pink_About_it) February 23, 2018
Below is the picture that started it all, when Trump was making his way up the stairs to board Air Force One, and the wind caught his hair and moved it away from the back of his head like a flap. This picture was tweeted, retweeted and tweeted some more.
“What a nice picture that is. Look at that" https://t.co/8OrSjKygeD— New York Post (@nypost) February 23, 2018
It looks like Trump offered the people of the nation a breath of fresh air and as some conveyed on Twitter, this makes him more like the rest of us.