WATCH: Trump Dons Glasses, Reads The NYT And Proves His Hair Is Real

Donald Trump put on quite a show during a campaign speech in Greenville, South Carolina, on Thursday, where he read The New York Times from the podium and asked someone to join him on stage to inspect his hair.

Trump began by noting that he’s “always on the front page of The New York Times now.” He then put on reading glasses because “the print gets smaller and smaller and smaller as they lose more money.”

The real estate mogul complained about an article on the front page of the Times about his recent interaction with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. The paper noted that Ricardo Sánchez, a radio host in Los Angeles, has started calling Trump “El hombre del peluquín,” which translates to “the man of the toupee.”

“I don’t wear a toupee. It’s my hair,” Trump said, pulling his hair from his forehead.

He then asked a woman from the audience to inspect his hair on stage.

After taking a look at Trump’s head, she proceeded to announce in the microphone that Trump’s hair appears to be real.

“Somebody’s got a very nice wife,” Trump said as the woman left the stage.

After proving that he does not wear a toupee, Trump returned to the incident with Ramos. During a Tuesday night press conference in Iowa, Trump briefly kicked the Univision host out when he asked a question without first being called on. Trump let Ramos back in, and the Univision anchor peppered Trump with questions about immigration.

Trump responded to the Times’ claim that he “erupted” at Ramos.

“I never erupted. He erupted,” Trump said, referring to Ramos.

The real estate mogul then threw his copy of The New York Times up into the air before continuing with his speech.

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