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Loreben Tuquero
By Loreben Tuquero February 20, 2024

This video doesn’t show Donald Trump’s wig flying off. That’s Pants on Fire!

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Here’s the bald truth: There is no proof former President Donald Trump wears a wig, or that it fell off during one of his rallies.

According to a Feb. 17 Instagram video, about 15 minutes into his stump speech at a recent rally in Pensacola, Florida, "everyone watched in utter disbelief as Trump’s hair was lifted completely off his head."

The supposed incident was shown at the end of the video. After Trump says, "Now they wanna have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and I’m willing to provide that, we’ll probably give it to you on Tuesday," his hair flies off and gets sucked into an airplane.

(Screenshot from Instagram)

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Don’t blow your top, but this video isn’t real. It’s not new, either; we found a copy of this video uploaded in November 2019.

It wasn’t a clip of Trump doing his stump speech at a Pensacola rally. In the original video, he was speaking to reporters Nov. 9, 2019, on the Joint Base Andrews tarmac in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Trump told reporters he was willing to provide a transcript of a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. But in the original clip, Trump’s hair stayed firmly in place.

Another video of these remarks uploaded on C-SPAN also didn’t show a hairless Trump. We found no news reports that support this claim, either.

The video doesn’t show Trump’s wig falling off while he was giving a speech; that’s a bald-faced alteration. We rate it Pants on Fire!

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