WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he doesn’t wear a toupee. Now, he has independent confirmation.
The real estate mogul called a woman onto stage — “And have I ever met you before? No,” he said — to give his hair a quick tug during a campaign rally Thursday in South Carolina.
So is it real?
“Yes, I believe it is,” the woman, who wasn’t named, said into Trump’s microphone.
“I don’t wear a toupee. It’s my hair, I swear,” Trump said.
He’d previously had Barbara Walters run her fingers through his hair to confirm that it is real. And in June, he called a woman onto stage at a campaign event to perform a similar check.
On Thursday, Trump held up the day’s front page of The New York Times, highlighting an article about Spanish-language media’s mockery of his presidential candidacy.
He pointed to Ricardo Sanchez, a drive-time radio host in Los Angeles, calling Trump “el hombre del peluquin” — which translates to the man of the toupee.
“We’re gonna settle this,” he said, pointing to a woman in the audience at the Upstate Chamber Coalition in Greenville, South Carolina.
“Just come on up here. You have to do an inspection. This is getting crazy,” he said. “This is crazy. Just real quick — we don’t want to mess it up too much, cause I do use hair spray.”