Donald Trump Offers Passionate Defense Of Aerosol Hair Spray In South Carolina

December 30, 2015 2:22 p.m.

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump professed his love for hair spray in aerosol cans at a rally in South Carolina Wednesday, in between firing shots at Hillary Clinton for continually playing “the women card” in her bid for president.

At the sold out campaign event in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Trump lobbed an attack at President Obama’s action on climate change, saying Obama still flies on “a very old Air Force One…spewing stuff” despite being concerned about his carbon footprint.

“You can’t use hair spray, because hair spray is going to affect the ozone,” the billionaire mogul told crowd.

He continued, pausing to pantomime spraying and styling his shag carpet-like hair: “I’m in my room, in New York City, and I want to put a little spray…but I hear they don’t want me to use hairspray, they want me to use the pump.”

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The presidential candidate very much prefers aerosol hair spray to “the pump” version, which he said “comes out in big globs and it’s stuck in your hair and you say, ‘oh my god, I’ve gotta take a shower again because my hair’s all screwed up.’”

Trump also contended that using aerosol hair products in his “sealed” apartment can’t cause harm to the environment.

“I’m sitting in this concealed apartment, this concealed unit – you know, I really do live in a very nice apartment – but it’s sealed! It’s beautiful! I don’t think anything gets out,” he concluded.

Aerosol cans haven’t contained ozone-damaging chemicals since the late 1970s, when the Environmental Protection Agency imposed regulations on the products, but other chemicals in the cans do raise your carbon footprint “ever so slightly,” according to Scientific American. Trump has also railed against EPA water regulations for ruining his signature hairdo.

Trump also slammed Clinton for her “theatrical” attacks on him, and said he meets women voters “all the time” who just don’t like the Democrat.

It’s wasn’t the first time The Donald has riffed on his infamous hairstyle in the Palmetto State. At an August event, Trump brought a woman supporter onstage to prove his hair is real.

Watch Trump’s hair spray remarks, below via Politico, and the candidate’s full rally speech at CSPAN.

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