A video shows President Trump's hair getting blown in the wind.
Toupee, or not toupee?
Much ado has been made about President Trump’s unique hair over the years. He has often stated that he has a full head of hair, a trait that has been tested by various journalists and talk show hosts, but critics have repeatedly accused the commander-in-chief of dabbling in some sort of follicle fakery.
As president, this is probably the least important thing about him. Nor does the intense focus on Trump’s appearance speak particularly well of his critics. Yet, these toupee truthers took to Twitter with a supposed damning piece of evidence in early February 2018 when a video purportedly showing the President’s hair, or wig, getting tossed around in the wind was posted online:
First let me say that I do not like anything about #45. But this video is all over Facebook, and it doesn’t look right. It looks like the hair has been altered. It doesn’t look real. Can you please look into this?
This video is real. It is a cropped version of footage showing President Trump boarding Air Force One on 2 February 2018 before departing for Florida. An uncropped version of was uploaded to Youtube by the account “Channel 90 Second Newscom.” According to another video uploaded by YouTube user Rshill7, the clip also appeared on the Fox News show Cavuto Live:
The Guardian uploaded a similar clip of President Trump boarding Air Force One:
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 7, 2018
This video is real. However, it isn’t clear exactly what it shows. Many have floated theories — and even done “investigations” — about Donald Trump’s hair, but we aren’t certain if he uses a wig, had hair implants, or if this is simply the naturally thinning hair of a 71-year-old man.