As President Trump boarded Air Force One Friday afternoon, his usually plastered-down hair became unstuck and went flying in the wind, leaving his long-concealed scalp bare for all the world to see. It was both horrifying and deeply satisfying and you are COMPLETELY ALLOWED to mercilessly mock him.
via New York magazine (via Towleroad)
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.