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Since February 3, 2016 when Rand Paul suspended his presidential campaign IsItaRug has focused on the idiosyncrasies of Donald Trump and what Rolling Stone's Erik Hedegaard felicitously branded his "amber waves of grain."

Having written in the Santa Monica Daily Press that Paul's hair reminded him of a squirrels' nest, and almost made him miss Don King, journalist Jack Neworth compared the two candidates' hair:

Personally, I find Trump’s bombast hilarious, not to mention his hair. Speaking of hair, I believe Trump’s is real whereas Sen. Rand Paul wears a toupee. He adamantly denies it but his locks just don’t look human. (All due respect, Paul’s often been referred to as “poodle head.”)

From the 2016 presidential campaign season to the present, we continue to examine such weighty matters, along with the occasional (wink, wink) policy discussion.

Happy primping

Trump "... nothing in the world like first-rate p**sy"

The Daily Beast is reporting that in 2000 Trump bragged to a reporter from the now defunct Maximum Golf magazine "there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy." An editor prohibited the reporter, Michael Corcoran from including the remark in the article about Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, but Corcoran and another editor confirmed to Daily Beast that Trump made the remark.

Newsweek's Nina Burleigh on the Garden of Dicks

Newsweek's national politics correspondent, Nina Burleigh, puts the recent spate of revelations of sexual harassment in context. She reminds us that during the 2016 presidential campaign, 17 women came forward to accuse Trump of sexual harassment and impropriety. Trump labeled them "liars" and vowed they would be sued after the election -- which has not happened.

Trump Reveals He Doesn't Know Japanese Cars Are Made in U.S.

On November 6, during his trip to Japan Trump told executives from Toyota and Mazda "Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. Is that possible to ask? That's not rude. Is that rude? I don't think so."

According to CNN, the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association estimates its members build nearly 4 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2016, employing 90,00 people. Trump's request "is not reflective of today's reality," an American academic in Japan told CNN.

Senior Advisor Says Trump Reminds Him of His Demented Grandmother

In his October 11 column for "Vanity Fair," Gabriel Sherman reported "several people close to the president" characterizing him as "unstable," "losing a step," and "unraveling." Elaborating on those descriptions in an interview with Slate's Isaac Chotiner Sherman paraphrased a "very senior Trump adviser," who told him Trump had "lost a step." "This adviser said that Trump reminded him of his grandmother when she started to lose it a little bit in her later years," Sherman said.

Cardiologist: Trump Looks Like "Morgan Spurlock At the End of Super Size Me"

During the 2016 presidential campaign, "Cosmopolitan" chronicled 15 times Trump had shamed women and men for their body size or shape. As with many aspects of Trump's life, apparently, what he was criticizing in others was an issue for himself. The "Washington Post" asked five experts at body size estimation to size up Trump. Their consensus, not surprisingly, was that Trump overstated his height and understated his weight. In September 2016 Trump claimed to be 6 feet 3 inches tall and weigh 236 pounds. Photo comparisons to other public figures of known height clearly demonstrated that Trump is closer to 6 feet even. (The clearest evidence of this is a photo showing Trump several inches shorter than NFL player Mark Sanchez, who is 6 feet 2 inches tall.) Ray De Frates, a retired carnival performer who guessed people's weight, age, and birth month, pegged Trump's weight at between 252 and 255 pounds. That yields a body mass index greater than 32, which is well into the "obese" range.

Wharton Professor Called Trump Dumbest Student He Ever Had

Former Wharton professor William T. Kelley regularly referred to Trump as the "dumbest goddamn student I ever had" according to Kelley's friend Frank Di Prima. Kelley, author of the influential text book "Marketing Intelligence," frequently included reference to Trump's arrogance, saying he arrived at Wharton thinking he already knew everything, Di Prima wrote recently. Kelley's characterization entered public discourse earlier this month when Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ test after media reports surfaced that Tillerson called Trump a "moron.".

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