He is as famous for his bouffant blonde hairstyle as his frequent outbursts.
And now a former aide to Donald Trump has revealed exactly how the president achieves his dramatic ‘do – with the help of a $1.99 can of Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold hairspray.
Former White House director of message strategy Cliff Sims shared how he would frequently tote the can of product while accompanying Trump to record video messagings.
Sims’ upcoming book, Team of Vipers, says the entire White House staff was frequently ‘absolutely out of control’, with the president concocting elaborate schemes to try and smoke out his enemies.
Trump once drew up a list of enemies with a Sharpie pen on White House stationery, saying: ‘We’re going to get rid of all the snakes, even the bottom-feeders,’ The Washington Post reported.
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Sims claims recently-ousted Chief of Staff John Kelley branded his role ‘the worst fucking job I’ve ever had,’ and claims Kelly told him that being fired ‘would be the best day I’ve had since I walked into this place.’
Unlike previous White House exposes, including Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, and Bob Woodward’s Fear, Sims insists he is an admirer of Trump, and also peppered his text with positive anecdotes.
The president has been known for his elaborate combover style since he first hit the headlines as a Manhattan property tycoon during the 1980s.
Fire and Fury saw author Michael Wolff claim that ‘First Daughter’ Ivanka Trump would tell friends that her dad had undergone a painful scalp reduction surgery.
That saw a plastic surgeon cut the part of Trump’s scalp that was going bald out, then stitch the remaining skin back together to close over the thinning spot.
Trump’s scalp has been revealed on several occasions since he became president, with gusts of wind upsetting his hair as he boarded government jets.
And last February, the president himself joked about his insecurities while addressing a conservative conference, saying: ‘I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks. I work hard at it.
‘It doesn’t look bad, hey, we’re hanging in.’Full article