Real estate mogul Donald Trump’s eye-catching head of hair has long drawn plenty of attention from admirers and critics alike for its seemingly incomprehensible shape and form. However, his mane’s days might be numbered: the GOP presidential frontrunner has blasted the Obama administration for its role in disallowing the kind of aerosol sprays that allow Trump to maintain his unique look.
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During a rally held in South Carolina on Wednesday, Trump offered a glimpse into what his environmental policy would entail by elaborating on an issue that is clearly close to his heart. “You can’t use hairspray because hairspray is going to affect the ozone,” he lamented. “They don’t want me to use hairspray, they want me to use the pump.”
“It comes out in big globs, right, and it’s stuck in your hair and you say, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to take a shower again, my hair is all screwed up,’” Trump complained to an amused audience. The billionaire businessman even went as far as to demonstrate the sound that his current hair product makes compared to the aerosol-based spray he was able to use prior to stricter environmental regulations.
While Trump pinned the blame on Obama for upholding his environmental policies at the expense of protecting the consumer, anti-aerosol regulation predates the Obama administration by decades. President George H.W. Bush signed the Montreal Protocol in 1987, leading to a nationwide effort to phase out the use of aerosol in order to repair the damage that had been done to the ozone layer.
Trump also criticized Obama for an alleged double standard he demonstrates by campaigning against carbon emissions while also flying aboard an outdated Air Force One and emitting an outsized amount of chemicals into the atmosphere. He also noted that he would spray aerosol products within his sealed Manhattan apartment, meaning that almost no damage to the atmosphere would actually occur.