Donald Trump Quips About Trying To ‘Hide That Bald Spot’ At CPAC — But The Rest Of His Speech Is Sadly Not A Joke

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Wait. Has speaking to mass shooting victims somehow made Donald Trump the teensiest bit humble?

Not at all, but the President was uncharacteristically self-defecating — if only for a moment — during his address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

The mighty Cheeto was the belle of the ball at the highest profile right-wing gathering of the year, where he pledged to protect gun ownership rights, gleefully sparked a “lock her up” chant against Hillary Clinton, and proudly led the booing of fellow Republican John McCain (who is currently recovering from brain cancer).

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But at the start of his upbeat, off the cusp speech — in which he touted his administration as having “the most successful first year in the history of the presidency” — Trump displayed a shocking moment of humility: he admitted to desperately trying to hide his bald spot!

The admission, of course, came from a moment of pure vanity. He glanced at the screen he was being projected on and said, “I would love to watch that guy speak,” before pretending to shape his hair.

He then told the laughing crowd:

“I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks. I work hard at it. Doesn’t look bad! Hey, we’re hanging in! We’re hanging in.”

“Hanging in” must be a reference to that viral image of the wind literally ripping Trump’s hair from its seams. Or it could just be referencing the state of despair America has plummeted to under his watch.

Sadly the rest of Trump’s speech, which included a repeated call for teachers to be armed in schools as a response to last week’s Florida shooting, was not a joke.

See the Twitter reactions (below).

And here’s his hair-raising bald spot acknowledgment:

[Image via Fox News.]

Feb 23, 2018 1:55pm PDT

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