Trump tells future candidates: ‘If it’s not your hair, don’t run for office’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE, after hearing regular gibes about his hair in the media, joked that future political candidates shouldn’t run for office if they wear a hair piece.

“If it’s not your hair, don’t run for office,” Trump told a crowd in South Carolina while speaking at a rally to support Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.

Trump said he had constantly been accused of wearing a hair piece — but had proved critics wrong by going out in rain and wind.


Trump has insisted numerous times that his hair is real. 

"I don't wear a toupee, it's my hair, I swear," Trump said in 2015.

Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson said in January that Trump does take Propecia, a prescription medicine meant to address hair loss.

Trump’s hair has been back in the headlines this week after talk-show host Jimmy Fallon said he regretted a 2016 interview in which he ruffled then-candidate Trump’s hair to prove that it was real. Fallon said he regretted "humanizing" Trump in the interview.

Trump went after Fallon on Twitter for the remark on Sunday, telling him to “be a man.”

Fallon fired back later that night by simply saying that he would be donating to RAICES — a pro-immigrant nonprofit working to reunite migrant families in Texas that were separated by Trump’s immigration policies — in the president's name.

Trump addressed Fallon during the rally on Monday, in regards to him messing up his hair.

"He [Fallon] was so disappointed to find out it was real, he couldn't believe it. That's one of the great things I've got. Everyone used to say my hair is phony, 'you're wearing a hairpiece.' But they never say that anymore," Trump said.

Trump went on to say they no longer say his hair is fake because it has lasted during inclement weather conditions.