On Wednesday, actor and podcast host Michael Rapaport made fun of President Donald Trump's infamous mane after gusty winds revealed the leader’s bare scalp. The video was captured last Friday after Trump boarded Air Force One.
“It was a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. All right. Have a safe flight,” Rapaport ad-libs in the video. “Yo, Mr. President. Mr. President! Your fucking wig is falling off. Mr. President, you have to snap your fucking wig down before you get on to a plane, you dumpy bastard. Your fucking wig is falling off, Mr. President!”
The following day, the video garnered more than 411,000 views and 7,000 comments from Rapaport’s 1 million followers.
Rapaport was not alone in mocking Trump’s hair. Late-night comedians like Jimmy Kimmel also harped on the commander in chief’s hair. “Have you seen President Trump's hair flapping in the wind?” Kimmel asked his audience Wednesday. “If you haven't, you're in for a treat. This is Friday, heading into Mar-a-Lago for the weekend, and his hair tried to fly off without him.”
He added,: “This is why Darth Vader had the good sense to wear a helmet.”
Jimmy Fallon also took some jabs at Trump and his bewildering do. “We've all seen the wind do some crazy things to Donald Trump's hair, but nothing quite like this,” Fallon said. “Did his head just flash me? I mean, I have no idea what I just saw.”
He then asked, “Is anyone else kind of relieved that there wasn't a face on the back of his head?”
Funny as it might be, taking digs at Trump’s hair is nothing new. Back in May 2016, Gawker “investigated” whether the New York tycoon had a $60,000 weave—a claim it was ultimately unable to confirm.
But Gawker did unearth a 2011 Rolling Stone profile where Trump talked about his hair care. He said:
“OK, what I do is, wash it with Head and Shoulders. I don’t dry it, though. I let it dry by itself. It takes about an hour. Then I read papers and things.
“I then comb my hair. Yes, I do use a comb.... Do I comb it forward? No, I don’t comb it forward. I actually don’t have a bad hairline. When you think about it, it’s not bad. I mean, I get a lot of credit for comb-overs. But it’s not really a comb-over. It’s sort of a little bit forward and back. I’ve combed it the same way for years. Same thing, every time.”
Years later, Trump's mane—locked in mortal combat with the wind—continues to perplex Americans.