White House out-trumps Trump by slamming his hair

December 8, 2015

The White House was quick to weigh in on Tuesday on what it called the “offensive and toxic” proposal from Republican Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying it disqualified him from seeking the office of president.

But White House spokesman Josh Earnest also weighed in with a cutting jab against Trump’s famous hair.

Donald Trump displays his hairline after a luncheon speech at the National Press Club in Washington May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

“The Trump campaign, for months now, has had a dustbin of history-like quality to it, from the vacuous sloganeering to the outright lies to even the fake hair, the whole carnival barker routine that we’ve seen for some time now,” Earnest told reporters from his perch at the lectern in the West Wing’s briefing room.


Earnest’s choice of “Trumpian and not very Obama-like” words prompted Mara Liasson, NPR’s national political correspondent, to probe further.

“That’s a hallmark of Trump, to comment on …your opponent’s appearance. It’s not something that I would ever expect to come from the Obama White House,” Liasson noted.

Last month, Trump was criticized for mocking the physical disability of a New York Times reporter during a campaign speech, a charge Trump denied.

Earnest, who sports a conservative and impeccable coif, defended his comments on Trump’s iconic ‘do, saying his “rather outrageous appearance” was “a hallmark of his campaign and his identity.”

“I guess I was describing why it would be easy for people to dismiss the Trump campaign as not particularly serious,” Earnest said.



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The childish antics of this bunch of jokers would do credit to the Shriners. Cruz is a Trump with intelligence, which is still pretty weird. We’re given a choice of a dictator or a theocrat. Cruz wants to turn the United States into a Christian state without the love and charity. Trump would prefer a benevolent dictatorship with him, Trump, as the beloved. Either stinks.

There is only one candidate, to my knowledge, who is not billionaire-bankrolled and who does not spend his off-moments acting like a jackass. He is the same guy who feels that giving up our Constiution in the name of “security” is a mark of cowardice.

Why ISN’T Bernie Sanders the best choice for president?

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