Say what you will about Donald Trump, but even his staunchest opponents must admit the 45th president of the United States continues to be the gift that keeps on giving for late-night comedy hosts.
That was the case and then some when footage went viral of Trump’s famed comb-over being blasted by a gust of wind, causing a flap of hair at the back of his head to fly open like a barn door, revealing a large apparently hairless patch concealed beneath.
Late-night hosts couldn’t resist such low-hanging comedy fruit, including “Late Late Show” host James Corden, who quipped that the hilarious-yet-unsettling footage “should come with a warning saying these images will be disturbing for younger viewers,” joking that “even his hair has been lying to us.”
Jimmy Fallon made mention of the Trump-astrophe on “The Tonight Show”, joking, “I mean, I have no idea what I just saw. What did I just see? Is anyone kind of relieved that there wasn’t a face on the back of his head?”
Meanwhile, Seth Meyers figured Trump’s windblown hair was the perfect subject for his signature “Late Show” bit “Let’s Get Petty,” and he reeled off some one-liners at the president’s expense. “Wow, dude,” said Meyers. “Well, I guess there’s one draft you couldn’t dodge.” He added: “It’s like a mullet, except no one showed up to the party in the back.”
Jimmy Kimmel, however, arguably had the hands-down best take on Trump’s comb-over malfunction by asking actual hair stylists what they made of… well, whatever the heck is going on with the president’s hair. Sharing their opinions with “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, one hair-care professional described Trump’s hair as “a bad weave,” while another noticed that “someone did not glue that down tight enough.” Other stylists described the the back of the president’s head as resembling “the backside of a dog,” “the behind of an ostrich” and the “monster from ‘Goonies’.”