Donald Trump: Environmentalists (And Probably Obama) Want To Take My Hairspray [VIDEO]

Via Business Insider:

During a Wednesday campaign speech, real-estate mogul Donald Trump launched into a one-minute complaint about environmentalists and hairspray. Trump first mocked US President Barack Obama for prioritizing climate-change policies despite flying around the planet in “an old Boeing 747, with the old engines and spewing stuff.”

“So he’s got a problem with the carbon footprint!” Trump exclaimed. The Republican presidential front-runner quickly pivoted to the topic of hairspray. This was an apparent reference to the chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, that were once found in aerosol cans but were phased out after scientists found that they diminished Earth’s ozone layer.

“You can’t use hair spray because hair spray is going to affect the ozone,” Trump said, speaking at a rally in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Trump then returned to mocking Obama for thinking that global warming is a more pressing issue than terrorism.

  • safari2bongaloo

    Trump will double down by lamenting the lack of lead in modern gasoline.

    • Oh’behr

      Yeah, he’ll probably initiate double and triple leaded gasolines. Just because he’s Donald Trump.

    • ColdCountry

      And paint.

    • Gerry Fisher

      He could just move to Flint, MI.

  • Mark

    These are not the words of an intelligent, serious presidential candidate.

    • Todd20036

      True, but since when did he, or any other GOTP candidate who has been polling well, say something serious or intelligent?

    • cleos_mom

      Intelligence and seriousness are for peepul wit buk smartz.

  • olandp

    What a buffoon, CFCs haven’t been in aerosols, including hairspray, for what 20 years?

    • safari2bongaloo

      With his hair as it is, I imagine any change to his mop management leaves him angry. This is probably and old resentment that causes him to wake up angry.

      • Mark

        I had no idea SuperGlue came in an aerosol can!

      • RoFaWh

        Can you imagine the life of the hapless person responsible for arranging tRump’s locks?

        “<screech> One hair is out of place. Off with his head!”

        Actually, tRump is a sort of Queen of Hearts type, when you come down to it.

    • Hue-Man

      The Montreal Protocol entered into force January 1, 1989.

      “A 2015 report by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates
      that the protection of the ozone layer under the treaty will prevent
      over 280 million cases of skin cancer, 1.5 million skin cancer deaths,
      and 45 million cataracts in the United States.”

    • PeteLI

      I bet 21 years ago he panicked and bought up all the hairspray he could. Kind of like Elaine and “The Sponge”

      • Oh’behr

        Same with people who stocked up on incandescent light bulbs because, well, because …

    • Todd20036

      And CFCs were prohibited because they were killing off the bald eagle

      • Harley

        No. That was DDT pesticides because it made the egg shells fragile.

      • JCF

        Hole in ozone layer of atmosphere.

    • beldujour

      Banned in the US in 1978.

      • Reality.Bites

        Thank you. It’s handy to know when his last thought was.

    • Gerry Fisher

      It’s about perception, not reality.

    • Rod Steely

      He’s your uncle who just found the Internet and forwards everything he reads as true.

  • Prion


    • JCF

      Preferably a binky loaded w/ nitroglycerine…

  • Prion


  • Sam_Handwich

    at xmas dinner, my (mostly) republican family was completely silent on any of the clown car members. my hubby even played the most recent SNL debate sketch for them, and everyone got a kick out of it. and Hilary’s name didn’t come up at all, except my father mumbling something about “dynasties”

    the best i can extract from that lil’ slice o life is that a lot of republicans might be staying home on election day

    • People4Humanity

      This bodes well, indeed. Current events, people!

    • People4Humanity

      What, pray tell, does the campaign of Candidate Jalapeño
      have to say about ITS holiday dinner(s)?

      • Todd20036

        I’m voting for Hamwich!

        • Reality.Bites

          Candidate Hamwich has nothing to offer Jewish, Muslim and vegetarian voters. Don’t be fooled – he’s just another Republican!

          • Todd20036

            WHO PAYS THIS PIG!!!??!

          • RoFaWh


    • cleos_mom

      But you’re lucky to be spending the holiday with such a civilized group.

    • ColdCountry

      I know some Republicans who are beside themselves over the thought that Trump might get the nomination. One has even said he would vote for ANYONE he thought could beat Trump. Sad times when the GOP can’t come up with a decent candidate. (Not that I’m complaining!)

    • Ore Carmi

      Oh, I hope so.

  • Prion


  • Texndoc

    I listened to the clip and I’m aging myself, but that’s an old “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman!” bit. You might want to update your material there, the Donald.

    (Louise Lasser has a bug crawling across her kitchen table she is seated at and drowns it in aerosol spray. They she wonders “Well, how does that get into the ozone?”)

    • canoebum

      The Donald can’t update his material. He suffers from arrested development, I’m guessing age 13.

    • Jamie Brewer

      I’m in the same age bracket and remember another instance where Dody Goodman (Mary’s mother) was spraying either air fresher or hair spray in Mary’s kitchen saying in that voice of hers, “Mary, I don’t know what the fuss is all about, I don’t see any ozone”. There are a number of episodes on the You Tubes. Still topical after all these years.

      • Texndoc

        Ha, it was probably Dody. I was just a babe but I remember Dody falling apart one scene and waving a cabbage over her head in one hand crying “As God is my witness, this family can’t go hungry again!”

  • Prion

    View from Switzerland

    • Alan43

      Shudder to think how the rest of the world is viewing the US as a result of the current GOP field

      • ChrisMorley

        We are not used to election systems where one party is vaguely normal and the other resembles an amalgam of the worst of all the European far right parties.
        Frankly you have us worried, for ourselves as much as you.

        • Alan43

          Though with European style proportional representation Trump supporters and other wingnuts might have a greater chance to grab congressional seats and join a governing coalition. The advantage of winner takes all is that the lunatic fringe is shut out if it can’t win a head to head contest against a mainstream opponent

      • douglas

        We can separate the crazy from the rest if y’all but the crazy sure is over the top this time around.

  • People4Humanity


    • David Walker

      There’s a scene in “The Boys in the Band” about hairspray for men. It’s pointed out that NOWHERE on the can is there the word “hairspray.” How times have changed.

  • AndyinChicago

    Attacking environmentalists may not be his worst sin, but it’s the most delusional. Denial of something experts tell you is true shows the utmost contempt for reality of any policy.

    • sherman

      It’s sadly also a Republicon core principle.

      • RoFaWh

        Never let anything get between you and a dollar bill.

        • sherman

          Sadly Republicon policies decimate the middle class, but the baggers are too ignorant to realize it.

  • Prion


  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I guess not everyone has enough hot air to fly on their own.

    Also, his hair product isn’t working.

  • Reality.Bites
    • canoebum

      I didn’t realize he has Brezhnev eyebrows as well.

      • Reality.Bites

        And Bette Davis eyes.

        (No, not really. But no one ever wrote a song about Brezhnev’s eyebrows.)

    • TuuxKabin

      I’m glad I haven’t had breakfast yet. He’s just unbearable to look at.

      • Oh’behr

        It’s nearly lunchtime when I’m reading this post. It’s still disagreeable. Ugh, he gives me indigestion.

        • Reality.Bites

          Oh please. You mean he SOLD you indigestion. He never gave anyone anything!

  • Queequeg

    He must have an entire staff that comes up with these things. I can just hear him saying “get me some ridiculously stupid shit to say tomorrow”.

  • Steven B

    “Trump then returned to mocking Obama for thinking that global warming is a more pressing issue than terrorism.”
    Climate change IS more pressing issue than terrorism! If we don’t have a planet that’s capable of supporting life then that settles the issue once and for all. Even the terrorists.

  • geoffalnutt

    Really? Talk about “spewing stuff”. Please.

  • Reality.Bites
    • sherman

      It’s too early for April Fool’s signs.

      • Reality.Bites

        He’s not just a fool in April!

  • BobSF_94117

    That’s silly. Environmentalists want to capture that thing on his head and study it.

  • barrixines


    *Big Can Small Dick

  • David F.

    We should start a petition so that if he wins Obama issues an executive order that all references to Air Force One are to be changed to HAIR Force One for the duration of tRump’s tenure.

  • NMNative

    Now I understand: He’s been inhaling so much hairspray it’s affecting his mental abilities.

  • JVB

    Hairspray the Donald Trump version.

  • DN

    I had to stop it 10 seconds in and post this comment.

    “Old 747?” OLD? Fucker, you fly a 727! Jesus Christ! Remember the first few seconds of the Golden Girls opening credits? That plane spewing fumes? 727.

    Anyhow, guess who commissioned the current VC-25 Air Force One? Ronald fucking Reagan, that’s who.

    “The fabrication of the current 747s began during the presidency of Ronald Reagan (1981–1989). Reagan ordered two identical Boeing 747-200Bs to replace the Boeing 707s that he used for transport.[2]”

    • Oh’behr

      I think Donald has some kind of envy. Knowing him, he order a fleet of of European made Airbus 380s just to up what Obama flew on as POTUS (a mere 747).

      Though since a 380 is also a gun. He could have the 380 plane decorated as a gun to suit his rabid tea/NRA fans. Ugh. Maybe someone with photoshop skills could come up with a photoshop of the Trumpette’s 380 decorated as a gun?

      • DN

        Hahahahaha! That’s such a good point – I’m totally using that among my friends =D

        “It’s got four engines spewing fumes” or whatever his exact words were…

        Yeah, Donald, and your 727 has THREE engines. Not man enough for four, are you?

      • RemusL

        Yes… A380s all prominently painted with the slogan “Make America Great Again”. Neither he nor his minions will seen the irony in that.

        • Oh’behr

          That’s true. Plus, if China made planes, I’m sure the Donald would buy them too. Also putting that slogan on them. (Along at some point with Mission Accomplished). Lol.

      • Bad Tom

        Yes, Airbus 380s.

        Twelve minutes after [Indonesian] AirAsia Flight 8501 leveled off that morning, a series of amber advisories flashed on the electronic centralized aircraft-monitoring display in the cockpit, indicating the sequential failure of the two rudder travel limiter units, a safety feature that reduces rudder displacement as speed increases. In the next 11 minutes, as the crew turned to remain clear of cloud buildups and requested a climb to 38,000 ft., there were three additional failures. In each case, the pilots reset the two flight augmentation computers (FACS) that control the rudder limiters via two reset buttons on the overhead panel.

        One minute later, when the rudder-limiter-failure caution appeared for the fifth time, investigators surmise the captain resorted to pulling the circuit breakers.

        Based on the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), the accident pilots did not appear to discuss any consequences and were likely startled by what happened when the captain presumably pulled the breakers. Along with a series of fault messages on the ECAM, the autopilot and autothrottle disconnected, the control law transitioned to “alternate,” removing most of the fly-by-wire envelope protections, and the rudder deflected approximately 2 deg. to the left, resulting in a roll rate of 6 deg./sec. to the left. The first office responded 9 sec. later–when the roll angle and reached 57 deg.– with a right control input initially and a nearly fully deflected rearward stick pull, rapidly increasing the pitch angle and causing an 11,000 ft./min. climb.

        When the initial stall warning occurred, the first officer briefly responded by pushing forward on the stick, as called for in standard procedures, but soon after returned to the full-back stick, where it caused the aircraft to enter a fully developed, deep stall, a state in which it remained for the remainder of the flight.

        pp 24-25, Aviation Week, December 7, 2015
        If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going.

  • labman57

    Uh, Earth to Donald — CFC’s were phased out as the propellant in aerosol sprays many years ago.
    Wake up and smell the 21st Century.

    • RemusL

      He doesn’t care. His supporters don’t live in the 21st century.

  • RoFaWh

    I hate Trump. How did such a three year oid become so rich? And influential?

    He is an ass.

    • JCF

      He INHERITED it—the ALL important “first millions”—my dear. But of course!

  • ColdCountry

    Real men don’t use hairspray, Donald. Just sayin’.

  • Justin

    It’s not hair spray. It’s wig spray, Don.

  • JCF

    I propose we strap tRump on the *outside* of Air Force One, so he can style his hair w/ the exhaust. Win, WIN!

  • Ore Carmi

    Yeah, Trump doesn’t fly around the planet. Also, WTF hairspray? Is Trump stuck in the 80’s? I prefer someone more recently informed for president.

  • Galvestonian

    Ya know … Trump may appear as a bully, as rude, as a loudmouthed, no account goof as someone not intelligent and as white trash as they come – but that is why he’s popular – he’s intelligent, he’s a bit of a shyster, a con-man and he’s very clever – yes, he is – it’s all a game with the prize being the White House. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THIS GUY. You kinda think he doesn’t have a chance – oh no – he’ll bamboozle and flim-flam and get nominated – then the knives will come out – he’s vicious and is definately NOT a typical politician but you remember, really remember what kinda of shit he throws at the wall, because quite a lot of it sticks. Even tho’ you hate him and what he stands for, you remember more than what you wanted to remember. The old time Rethug elites are scared shitless and we should be afraid, be very afraid of this mo-fo.

  • Paula

    That’s his hair? I thought some creature out of an episode of Doctor Who lived on his head. Its already absorbed his brains.