Saturday 10/16/21

Trump's hair looking more grey, draws attention

Incumbent President of the US appears to nearly concede election loss, before reversing.

11 November 2020, US, Arlington: US President Donald Trump places a wreath during a Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during the annual Veterans Day observances. Photo: Elizabeth Fraser/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire/dpa.
Donald Trump on Friday during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day. Photo: Elizabeth Fraser/dpa.

US President Donald Trump came out to the Rose Garden of the White House and attracted attention not for his words - well, for that too - but for his signature hair, which was looking more grey-white and less the usual blonde-orange.

Trump, 74, has been making fewer appearances since Election Day, but his hair colour has seemed to be changing in the limited public events he has held since then.

The colour drew the attention of social media users, many mocking the president, with some saying his hair, or barber, conceded their jobs and moved on, long before the president himself has admitted he lost the election.

Trump's hair, with it's exact pattern and style, has long been a topic of interest. During his first run for president, he let a night-time talk-show host grab his coiffure to prove it was real.

Nearly conceded election loss

During an announcement about the authorization and distribution plans for a coronavirus vaccine, the US President appeared to slip up and nearly concede that he most likely will not be in the White House for much longer.

The election this month has been called for his rival, Joe Biden, but Trump is refusing to concede and his lawyers are fighting results in courts, without any success.

"This administration will not be going to a lockdown," Trump started, repeating his pledge for months not to go back into large scale shutdowns because of the coronavirus pandemic, even amid skyrocketing daily caseloads.

"Hopefully, the, whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration it will be, I guess time will tell. But I can tell you, this administration will not go to a lockdown," Trump said.

Biden began transition

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top White House trade adviser Peter Navarro this week both spoke of a second Trump administration.

Biden declared victory after all major US media outlets called the election for him, and has begun the transition, even as the White House refuses to cooperate.