On May 24 Gawker reported receiving a tip that Donald Trump's mysterious orange pouffe is in fact a hair extension technique marketed as microcylinder attachment, and costing tens of thousands of dollars per treatment.
In his 1993 book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, Texas Monthly and Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt III described a confrontation between Trump and then wife Ivana after he had scalp-reduction surgery. As reported by Hurt, Trump violently assaulted Ivana, pulling out fists of her hair, tearing off her clothes, and having forced sexual intercourse.
Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in full hissy-fit mode now that his twitter- and free-media-based campaign, until recently staffed mostly by political amateurs, may be failing to win him the delegates necessary to secure the nomination on a first ballot at the upcoming convention.
Oh wow, lightweight Governor @BobbyJindal, who is registered at less than 1 percent in the polls, just mocked my hair. So original!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2015
In front of a reported 18,000 people in Greenville, SC on August 27, Donald Trump declared "I don't wear a toupee. It's my hair ... I swear."
Trump then called a woman to the stage and directed her to investigate his hair, "Just real quick. We don’t want to mess it up too much because I do use hairspray.”
The woman, later identified as Mary Margaret Bannister, confirmed that she had touched the "hair," and that Trump appeared to use hairspray.
Various sources have previously reported on Trump's scalp reduction surgery.
In his July 20 piece for HuffingtonPost.com titled Thank You, Donald Occidental College political scientist Peter Dreier outlines how real-estate mogul and professional entertainer Donald Trump could help Democrats win the 2016 presidential election. Dreier's thesis has Trump continuing to hassle the field of Republican presidential candidates through spring 2016, at which time he announces that he will run as an independent.