Trump tries 'like hell' to hide his bald spot

  • 24/02/2018

US President Donald Trump has a bald spot and it evidently annoys him.

The former reality television star, who is very aware of his appearance, smirked on Friday when he saw himself on a screen as he spoke to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

"What a nice picture that is. Look at that. I'd love to watch that guy speak," said Mr Trump, drawing friendly laughter from a crowd of cheering supporters.

Then he seemed to notice a spot on the back of his head with thinning hair. He turned around and moved his hands around his elaborately dyed, comb-over coiffure, seemingly pantomiming the movements needed to assemble it each day.

"Oh, boy," he said, facing the crowd again. "I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks. I work hard at it."

One more thing to be frustrated about.

Mr Trump listed other, weightier issues that frustrated him in a speech lasting more than an hour, which showed him in full-on campaign mode ahead of November's congressional elections, in which Republicans risk losing control of Congress.

He lamented US immigration policies and repeated a story he had used as a presidential candidate comparing unwanted immigrants to a deadly snake. The crowd applauded.

In 2016, talk show host Jimmy Fallon playfully tussled Mr Trump's hair, causing a viewer backlash. Fallon later said messing up Trump's hair was meant to "minimise him" rather than "humanise him".

Reuters / Newshub.

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