Internet users were scratching their heads on Friday after a viral video appeared to show President Donald Trump with gray hair.
The clip, taken during a press conference outside of the White House, led to widespread debate on Twitter over the actual color of the president’s hair.
“Am I the only one suddenly noticing that Trump has gray hair now?” @ericpaulgeorge asked.
Am I the only one suddenly noticing that Trump has grey hair now? https://t.co/UTTnoTUhEw
— Eric George (@ericpaulgeorge) November 13, 2020
Am I the only one that noticed that Trumps hair was pure white at his Rose Garden press conference? pic.twitter.com/Do5QhZbaHT
— Jerry Avenaim (@avenaim) November 13, 2020
I don't think we're talking enough how Trump's hair went gray since the election. pic.twitter.com/tKgIbuT1Zc
— 𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖 𝔾𝕦𝕣𝕝 (@Sundae_Gurl) November 14, 2020
Several users suggested that Trump had merely stopped dyeing his hair the signature “piss yellow” that so many have come to know.
“Is it my TV or is Trump’s hair not looking it’s [sic] usual dog-piss yellow today?” CNN contributor Ana Navarro tweeted.
Is it my TV or is Trump’s hair not looking it’s usual dog-piss yellow today? pic.twitter.com/9zBDHBR6RM
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 13, 2020
Trump’s hair is white/grey instead of his signature piss-yellow pic.twitter.com/UwtvwdGR1U
— 𝕝𝕛𝕨𝕣 • Lewis 😷 (@ljwr_) November 13, 2020
I know this isn't important but trump finally stopped coloring his hair. These photos are are 9 days apart. pic.twitter.com/g9bqbpHIUA
— Rick (@BrodyBroadcast) November 13, 2020
Others jokingly speculated that Trump’s hair had actually been blond the whole time and that his monumental election loss caused it to turn gray within a matter of a week.
“Is it just me or has this guy gone grey in a week?” @MisunderstoodL9 said.
— Misunderstood Logic (@MisunderstoodL9) November 13, 2020
I’ve never seen Trump come outside with grey/white hair. Bruh is going through it. 😩 pic.twitter.com/VppkYtdqSG
— Tiff B., Esq. (@BlackElleWoods) November 13, 2020
Trump’s hair has literally gone grey in a week 😱 pic.twitter.com/oQo3UY6tIu
— Watky (@johnwatkinson) November 13, 2020
Multiple users argued that Trump actually looked better with gray hair, while others cracked jokes about the president’s change in appearance.
“Trump’s given up the hair dye!!” @turkeygruel said. “I hate the fucker but he looks better with grey hair.”
Trump's given up the hair dye!! I hate the fucker but he looks better with grey hair 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/z5E3aBstfZ
— Sue_Z (@turkeygruel) November 13, 2020
Trump announced from the Rose Garden that his exorcism was successful. Has only a foggy recollection of the past 4 years, hopes it went well. Just learned there is a pandemic. Hair has been restored to its natural grey. pic.twitter.com/hodfSfOAZc
— Donald The Lame Duck (@DonaldTheLame) November 13, 2020
Trump concedes… that he’s grey. pic.twitter.com/ah6ZpU5ZT9
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) November 13, 2020
As noted by Heavy, this is not the first time that Trump’s hair has appeared gray during his time as president. At a press conference in July, Trump also drew attention after sporting the gray locks.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 14, 2020
The actual reasoning for the shifts in hair color is unknown, although some historians have speculated that Trump may be trying to change public perception with the gray look.
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