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Speaking to a crowd of 12,000 yesterday in West Virginia, Donald Trump paused to invite leaders of the West Virginia Coal Association on stage to thank them for their recent endorsement. Chris Hamilton, the association’s president, brought a gift up for Donald. “I love this. See I come here, I get an award!” Trump said, his excitement bordering on irony.

“It’s probably a hat — It’s probably a hard hat! I like hard hats, let’s see if it’s a hard hat!”

It was a hard hat — one that Trump donned, treating his audience to a lecture on the sorry state of post-regulatory hairspray strength.

“My hair look okay? I got a little spray. Give me a little spray,” he muttered.

Hairspray is essential to keeping his natural hair resistant to the the ruffling of things like ceremonial hard hats. And thus, essential to his campaign, and to his image as the New York billionaire, condescending to coal country, vowing to fight in their shared interest against burdensome government regulations — on the harmful emissions produced by the coal industry, and on the chlorofluorocarbons that used to be in hairsprays and other aerosols, until they were banned in the late ’70s.

Trump has said he would roll back environmental protections in extreme ways.

Video: YouTube user “Max Rid”.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Reps. Matt Gaetz, left, and Marjorie Taylor Greene on their "America First" tour.

Photo from Rep. Matt Gaetz's verified Twitter

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

At a time when Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is facing a federal sex trafficking investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has jumped to his defense and joined forces with him for a fundraising tour. The far-right MAGA Republicans are both aggressive fundraisers, repeatedly stressing their unwavering devotion to former President Donald Trump. But according to Daily Beast reporter Roger Sollenberger, the Gaetz/Greene tour has "spent four times as much as" it has raised.

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