Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(Instagram)
Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(Instagram)

‘Republicans blasted me for a $250 haircut’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out Donald Trump for writing off $70,000 hairstyling bill as business expense

Donald Trump’s bright blonde (or is it white?) mane costs more to maintain than the average American gets paid annually, and congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is having none of it!
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 03:05 PM IST

There are many things that are controversial when it comes to the present President of the United States: Donald Trump, and everything he does, says or tweets makes instant headlines. Trump’s physical appearance, other than his questionable policies, has also been the subject of scrutiny. From the shade of his tan to his hair actually being a wig, all kinds of jokes have been made about the President, however, he remains unfazed and it is no secret that he takes a lot of pride in his appearance. Think of Donald Trump’s sparse head of hair and you’ll be taken back to all the memes and images of his hair awkwardly flying with the wind as he gets down from helicopters, airplanes or even when it gets a little too windy during outdoor events. Now how much would you guess a hairdo (hair piece?) like that would cost? Not much, right? Wrong, according to some recent discoveries, Trump’s bright blonde (or is it white?) mane costs more to maintain than the average American gets paid annually, and congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is having none of it!

A recent investigation by the New York Times revealed that Trump ha paid just $750 in taxes in 2016, the year he was elected president of the United States, the same investigation also found that POTUS wrote off a $70,000 charge on personal hairstyling “for television” as business expense. This is outrageous for many reasons, but congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to her Twitter to call out the sexism and hypocrisy of the Republican party for calling her out for a $250 salon session she gifted herself for her birthday but not the inane charge their own ‘idol’ had racked up. She wrote, “Last year Republicans blasted a firehose of hatred + vitriol my way because I treated myself to a $250 cut & lowlights on my birthday. Where’s the criticism of their idol spending $70k on hairstyling? Oh, it’s nowhere because they’re spineless, misogynistic hypocrites? Got it.” She was referencing to the outrage the conservatives had shown at her haircut last fall that included a $80 cut, $180 for lowlights, and about $52 in tips according to news reports.

 

Self-appointed watchdog Diet Prada took to their Instagram to share a post in support of Ocasio-Cortez, writing, “$70k could have bought a lot of Elnett... and yet they apparently still use the cheap stuff on Trump’s infamously bad coif. Swipe for several more of Trump’s worst hair days... ew lol,” alongside a series of photos of Trump during bad hair days, along with a collage of Ocasio-Cortez and Trump with the respective costs for both their hair written below.  

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Twitterati had opposing views to the congresswoman’s tweet, while some supported her, others stated that Trump didn’t take a salary, and that he had a television show for which he had to always looks TV ready.

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has always been a vocal critic of Trump and his policies, and has never backed down from the right wing’s constant criticism of her appearance, however it is interesting to observe that she was under fire for a comparatively non-existent personal expense while Trump has faced no backlash for writing off a personal expense as a business expense. However, her tweet has highlighted more than a few discrepancies in Trump’s expenses.

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