Not even the richest men can solve their problems through hair gel. This is the lesson learned from Donald Trump‘s latest rally in Aiken, S.C. He aimed to discuss the ills wrought by the Environmental Protection Agency. Things got a little sidetracked, however, when Trump deigned to speak of his own hardships as a result of unnecessary governmental regulation. Trump was not speaking of poverty or debilitating physical disability. Nor was he talking about racial or gender-based discrimination. Nope. Trump spoke to a subject near and dear to his little black heart.
Yes, Trump finally talked about his hair. The billionaire admitted, “It’s a disaster!” Now, we can laugh at Trump for appearing so perplexed at something that remains an obvious joke for any budding pundit, or we can observe. Trump attempted to articulate a point, no matter how superficial it may seem. Trump wants the world to understand that the EPA’s regulations have a chilling effect on one’s suaveness. This hardship cannot be easily overcome, and even a billionaire is troubled by this outcome:
“I’ll give you one [EPA] regulation. So I build, and I build a lot of stuff. And I go into areas where they have tremendous water. And you have sinks where the water doesn’t come out … You have showers where I can’t wash my hair properly, it’s a disaster!”
Trump says the struggle is real, and he does so without a trace of irony.
“It’s true. They have restrictors put in. The problem is you stay under the shower for five times as long.”
Trump’s point may be a salient one. EPA restrictions won’t save people from wasting water, and they ruin the desirability of one’s shower time. We can crack jokes about Trump’s hair all day, or we can all admit having to something in common with a billionaire. Regulated shower time may be necessary, but it’s no fun.
Trump met even more protesters at the Aiken rally. Here’s the segment when sh*t went down, and the protesters were escorted out by members of law enforcement. The ejections were much more civilized than the other violent and over-the-top rejections the internet has witnessed from Trump’s rallies.