Donald Trump’s Hair Blowing In The Wind Is Breathtaking, But Also The Most Savagely Roasted Thing On The Internet Right Now

On Tuesday night, senior Huffington Post reporter Ashley Feinberg shared a truly mesmerizing video clip to Twitter. It features President Donald Trump ascending a ladder to Air Force One, a process during which his hair appears to flippity-flap in the wind like a broken-winged-gull, tossing to and fro with such alarming alacrity one fears it may take flight at any moment.

The hair stayed in place, thank god (?). Like any good reporter, Feinberg was the first to question the video’s authenticity. However the credibility of the image (in the sense that hair is possible of such acrobatic feats) was confirmed, in that it exists on Getty Images and was taken by a real, living photographer.

Online publications quickly began picking up the story, noting how unusual it was for the president to come so near an airplane without having first prepared by donning his notorious MAGA hat. “It was the worst hair day of what has been a bad hair life,” wrote New York Magazine‘s Jonathan Chait in an article titled “Donald Trump’s Hair Illusion Came Undone and We All Missed It.

Raw Story published an article called “You can’t un-see this video of Trump’s hair as he boards Air Force One” by Noor Al-Sibai. “Video of Donald Trump’s hair blowing in the wind fuels speculation over president’s hair loss,” was the title of an article by The Evening Standard.

All of this is to say that…the video and corresponding photographs appear real. And the Internet wasted almost no time in bringing President Donald Trump to the roasting spit.

As Chait pointed out, “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.” The president determines worth based almost entirely off physical appearance, taking cutting jabs at the outward presentation of anyone in his path. Women are nothing more than status symbols or obstacles— there is no in between. A man so besotted with the most surface-level everything has understandable but overwhelmingly silly insecurities over his thinning hair. You would think he’s got better things to worry about.

“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,” concludes Chait.