Obama tells Trudeau: Start dyeing your hair early
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In a joint press conference with Canada’s 44-year-old leader at the White House on Thursday, Obama said he doled out the follicular tip during a congratulatory call last year to Trudeau.
“I indicated to him that if, in fact, you plan to keep your dark hair, then you have to start dyeing it early,” Obama said to laughs.
“You hit a certain point,” Obama added to the chestnut-haired prime minister, when “it’s too late. You’ll be caught.”
Obama, 54, has often poked fun at his increasingly salt-and-peppered look. He said last year, “When I came into office, I had no gray hair, and now I have a lot.”
“I don’t dye my hair, and a lot of my fellow leaders do,” Obama said at the time. “I won’t say who. But their barbers know, their hairdressers.”
The commander in chief also appeared slightly sensitive alongside Canada’s youthful head of government Thursday when a journalist posed a question to Obama, which the president thought referred to his maturing age.
After a member of the press asked Trudeau his impression of the president and his “potential legacy,” Obama quipped: “The tenor of your question seems to imply that I’m old and creaky.”