President Trump Credits McDonald's Fries For His Good Hair
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On Wednesday, President Trump credited McDonald's fries for his good head of hair.
The comment from President Trump came in response to a tweet from former press secretary for President George W. Bush Ari Fleischer who shared a 2018 study that “reveals a chemical found in McDonald’s French fries may be the cure for baldness.”
“Scientists from Japan said the chemical is added to the fries in order to keep the cooking oil from frothing up. When they tested that chemical on mice, scientists said, the mice regrew hair. Scientists said this is the first time they have mass produced what they are calling ‘hair follicle germs’ with this method,” the story said.
Fleischer, who is bald, responded to the article, saying, “It doesn’t work.”
President Trump then decided to weigh in on the article and responded to Fleischer's comment with, “No wonder I didn’t lose my hair!”
Fox News has a different theory for why President Trump has such a good head of hair.
“Trump may still retain his mane thanks to finasteride (also marketed as Propecia), a drug originally developed to treat prostate enlargement, but which was also found to maintain and promote the growth of scalp hair."
“Trump was confirmed to be taking the drug to treat male pattern baldness following a 2018 physical conducted by White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson. His former personal doctor, Harold Bornstein, had also previously disclosed to The New York Times that Trump took a small dose for the same reason,” Fox reported.
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For the record, the 2018 study, conducted by a group of Japanese researchers from the Yokohama National University, didn’t actually assert that eating McDonald’s French fries would prevent hair loss. “Instead, their findings suggested that Dimethylpolysiloxane, a chemical found in the oil used to cook McDonald’s fries (but also in lubricants and shampoos), could assist in the preparation of hair follicle germs, which were then successfully transplanted onto mice,” Fox reported.
“The key for the mass production of [hair follicle germs] was a choice of substrate materials for culture vessel,” author and professor Junji Fukuda in a 2018 press release. “We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane (PDMS) at the bottom of culture vessel, and it worked very well.”
Trump’s love of McDonald’s and all fast food is legendary. In 2019, when he invited Clemson University’s football team to the White House to celebrate their NCAA championship win, the menu included “McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King with some pizza,” Trump told reporters.
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