The coiffed Republican presidential candidate let host Jimmy Fallon do something “that’s just not presidential ... something we can do now that we’re both just civilians.”
“Can I mess your hair up?” Fallon asked.
Surprisingly, and to raucous applause, Trump agreed. Then he asked the people of New Hampshire, where he was headed for a speech, to understand his disheveled appearance.
Trump also commented on the “grueling, but at the same time ... very satisfying” presidential race, and said the experience had been “fun” and “amazing.” His only criticism: the “vicious” media.
Although the Trump campaign released a statement late Thursday saying the candidate no longer questioned President Barack Obama’s citizenship, it’s unlikely he’ll be doling out an apology any time soon.
“I don’t love apologizing,” Trump said. “I’m not thrilled about apologizing, but I’ll apologize if I’m wrong.”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.