'No wonder I didn't lose my hair!': Trump credits McDonald's fries for his hair
- President Donald Trump, a known fan of McDonald's, has credited the fast-food chain for his crop of hair.
- Trump on Wednesday responded to 2018 coverage of a study suggesting a chemical in McDonald's fries had helped mice regrow hair, writing "No wonder I didn't lose my hair!"
- Trump famously served McDonald's to the Clemson football team in the White House, and McDonald's was said to be one of his "four major food groups" during the 2016 presidential campaign.
- The president has previously acknowledged hair loss, saying he tries "like hell to hide that bald spot, folks."
President Donald Trump has drawn a connection between two of his personal habits that continue to fascinate the public: his love of McDonald's and his hair.
On Wednesday, Trump appeared to jokingly credit his mop of hair to his love of the fast-food chain's fries.
The president retweeted an ABC 7 Chicago article from 2018 about a Japanese study that found a chemical in McDonald's fries appeared to help mice regrow hair and was therefore being viewed as a potential baldness cure.
"No wonder I didn't lose my hair!" Trump tweeted.
The former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who shared the ABC 7 article in a pinned tweet from 2018 that Trump retweeted Wednesday, had included the caption "It doesn't work." Fleischer is bald.
—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2020
—Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) February 6, 2018
The president posted his bizarre tweet between commentary on the coming election.
Days earlier, The New York Times revealed as part of its massive investigation into Trump's taxes that Trump spent more than $70,000 to style his hair — and wrote it off as a business expense — when he was on "The Apprentice."
The president's elaborate hairdo has triggered considerable speculation, and in 2018 he acknowledged he had a bald spot. "Oh, I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks. I work hard at it," he told CPAC in 2018. "It doesn't look bad. Hey, we are hanging in, we are hanging in, we are hanging in there. Right? Together, we are hanging in."
Trump is also a known fan of McDonald's, having been said in the past to make it his main meal of the day.
His former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski wrote in his book "Let Trump Be Trump" that during the 2016 campaign Trump's private jet had "four major food groups": McDonald's, KFC, pizza, and Diet Coke. His McDonald's order was said to have consisted of "two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted," which adds up to a whopping 2,430 calories.
He also memorably served McDonald's to the Clemson football team in the White House after the team won the national title.
Michael Wolff wrote in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" that Trump's love for fast food was tied to concerns about being poisoned.
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