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Trump tells his son he doesn’t like his beard during Father’s Day interview

'In some cases I think it's good, but in your case: get rid of it.'

 

Andrew Wyrich

Tech

Published Jun 19, 2020   Updated Jun 19, 2020, 9:49 am CDT

President Donald Trump is not a fan of his son’s beard.

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Or ones recently grown by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

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The president made his beard-related feelings known in an interview with Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday night that was labeled as a “Father’s Day special” for the campaign.

Overall, the interview was what you’d expect: Trump Jr. praising his father’s time in the White House with some over-stylized The West Wing-inspired graphics at the beginning and the end.

But toward the end of the interview, Trump Jr. asked his father a question about the facial hair he’s grown, as well as Cruz’s and Paul’s.

“I’ve heard from some our mutual friends that you don’t love my beard, but given the quarantine, I’d like to know between myself, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul—who have all grown sort of quarantine beards—whose is best and why?”

The president didn’t rank the beards, but did make it known he wasn’t a fan of any of them.

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“Well, I don’t like it on you, as I’ve told you,” Trump told his son. “And I think that’s fine if you want to do it. I’m a libertarian in that way, you can do whatever you want. But I don’t like it on you.”

He continued:

“I think that Rand and Ted look better without it. Both friends of mine, they’re both doing a fantastic job and they’re both defending me all over the place. Good looking guys. I think they both look better, personally, without it. But I also think that they should do what they want to do, and that’s what they’ll do.”

The president then returned to his son’s beard.

“In some cases I think it’s good, but in your case: get rid of it,” Trump said before appearing to say that he was kidding.

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*First Published: Jun 19, 2020, 9:47 am CDT