Sarah Silverman called the color “Tuscan surprise.” Helen Mirren likened it to an Aperol spritz. His longtime physician said it’s a welcome side effect of the prostate-related drug Propecia. Many people have sought to understand Donald Trump’s hair over the years; none have succeeded. But, in an excerpt from journalist Michael Wolff’s upcoming book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White Housepublished in New York ‘s Daily Intelligencer, the author seems to have gained new insight into at least one aspect of the President’s often mystifying ‘do: its unique color.
Cracking the case wasn’t easy. As reported by New York, Wolff conducted over 200 conversations and interviews over a period of 18 months, meeting with the President, most of his senior staff, and other supporting cast members of the White House, giving him an unprecedented “front-row view” thanks in part to the new administration’s “lack of experience and disdain for political norms.” The lines between on-the-record and off were blurred; there were no “ground rules” as to what Wolff could and could not access. Which, apparently, is how one ends up with a gem such as this:
Unable to let the color sit for the full five minutes recommended on the box without getting agitated, Trump is left with his signature shade of warm, orange-tinged beige. And while that color is widely considered undesirable and even unsettling, Wolff’s findings suggest it’s not the orange we should be scared of. Rather, like a barometer for his short fuse, the less pigmented Trump’s hair, the more impatient he must have been that day — and the more impatient the sitting President, the more likely he is to impulsively smash that big, powerful, fully functioning nuclear war button. A comforting thought, indeed.
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