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What happened to the campaign bombshell? Wan-old Trump lets himself go amid post-election drama

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Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton – like the badass she is – spoke out and encouraged her supporters to continue to “believe in our country, fight for our values, and never, ever give up”. Too bad all anyone could focus on was her ‘unkempt’ hair and makeup, eh? Weirdly, the tabloids were so busy commenting on the former Secretary of State’s appearance, that they completely failed to notice that Trump has also shaken up his beauty regime. So we’ve decide to help them write up his new look. You’re welcome, guys…

Throughout his campaign for presidency, Donald Trump was everything we’d expect from the businessman turned reality star turned politician. His suits were immaculate, and his whitened smile almost too dazzling to look at.

And, despite the gruelling hours put in on the road, he still managed to keep his enviable gingersnap tan and beautifully blonde bouffant in check, treating himself to regular presidential blow-dries and sunbed sessions of the ilk worthy of a future Commander In Chief.

He even had a team of makeup artists on standby, to keep his complexion looking even and radiant (and apply a subtle dab bronzer of to his cheekbones where required).

So, when the haggard-looking real estate mogul posed for photographs at the White House without a scrap of makeup and a lustreless head of hair, it came as quite a shock.


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Looking every bit his age, the 70 year old - clearly no longer concerned about impressing his public visually – was a ghost of his former self.

His hair had faded to a dull yellow-white colour, his complexion was wan, and he was clearly missing the omnipresent orange glow that has fast become his trademark.

Donald Trump looked far more vibrant in 2015, at the beginning of his presidential campaign

Donald Trump looked far more vibrant in 2015, at the beginning of his presidential campaign

Could it be that, now Trump has wooed his voters and secured a historic victory, he is less concerned with impressing the outside world aesthetically?

Or maybe the maverick Republican no longer feels the need to compensate for his lack of government experience with that jauntily offset combover, so revered the world over.

Trump looked a shadow of his former self during his White House visit

Trump: a shadow of his former self during his White House visit

His unkempt, matte look will do little to ease rumours about his health; earlier this year, Trump was forced to release information from a physical exam to prove that – despite high cholesterol and a rotund physique – he is in “excellent physical health”.

Despite this, many continue to say that Trump is unfit to take his place at the White House in January 2017.

Although, let’s face it, there are many interpretations of the word ‘unfit’.


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The successful presidential candidate had clearly let his guard down, looks-wise, when meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss domestic and foreign policy.

Donald Trump went makeup free and appeared to have simply run a comb through his hair

Donald Trump went makeup free and appeared to have simply run a comb through his hair

The President-elect later told the press that their talks had lasted for “almost an hour and a half”, adding that they had touched upon a number of “different situations”, many of which presented “difficulties”.

However, despite previously vowing to dismantle Obama's legacy and questioning his US citizenship, Trump said that he was now willing to work closely with the current POTUS and his team over the next two months.


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We imagine his sudden change of heart about his predecessor may have been inspired by the thousands of people rioting in the streets about his election.

With Trump under enormous pressure to prove that he’s not the most terribly awful human being in the world, is it any surprise that stress and anxiety are taking their toll on his looks?

In happier times: Trump beams as he flaunts his curves at a society event

In happier times: Trump beams as he flaunts his curves at a society event

It’s also thought that aides have advised the President-elect to tone down his naturally flamboyant style now he’s heading for the White House, in order to prevent it from distracting from his domestic and international agenda (if, you know, he has one in mind).

Whatever the reason, we do hope Trump gets a spring back in his step – and hair – soon

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