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And Now, Donald Trump's Thoughts on Hairspray

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When it comes to beauty advice, who better to take it from than the world's most prolific celebrity skin critic? Yesterday, likely Republican presidential candidate nominee Donald Trump used a West Virginia rally to shed some light on how climate change prevention impacts his lifestyle — that is, a man's right to use hairspray.

Below, a transcript, according to Gawker:

"My hair look okay?" Trump asked the crowd. "Give me a little spray."

"Y'know, you're not allowed to use hairspray anymore because if effects the ozone. In the old days, you put the hairspray on, it was good. Today, you put the hairspray on, it's good for 12 minutes, right? I say, "Wait a minute, so if I take hairspray and I spray it in my apartment, which is all sealed, you're telling me that affects the ozone layer?" "Yes." I say, "No way, folks. No way!"

Un-shockingly, this isn't the first time Trump has taken a leap wholeheartedly into a tangent about this particular beauty product. Back in December, he used hairspray as a way to complain about climate change conversations, when he said:

You can't use hairspray. Because hairspray is going to affect the ozone. Let's see — I'm in my room, in New York City, I want to put a little spray so that I can — *mimes styling his hair*  — €”right? But I hear that they don't want me to use hairspray ... they say it's bad for the ozone.

Please, for Donald Trump's hair's sake, quit bugging him about all this climate change stuff.

This has been: Donald Trump's Thoughts on Hairspray.