Love him or loathe him it’s undeniable Donald Trump has one of the most unique hairstyles in the world.
And while I personally think his Wotsit-coloured locks are about as substantial as his political experience, it turns out another New York icon has stolen his signature barnet.
One keen eyed reader noted that The New York Times – a frequent thorn in Trump’s side, so much so he’s dedicated the majority of his tweets to slamming the paper – has a suspiciously familiar swirl in it’s logo.
Journalist Jennings Brown noticed that the famous paper’s logo looks awkwardly similar to Trump’s infamous hair cut and tweeted that ‘once you see it you can’t unsee it’, Mashable reports.
We’re not sure if we can see it…
Once you see Trump's hair in the New York Times' typeface you can't ever unsee it (I'm so sorry) pic.twitter.com/XtqLYPAHNv
— Jennings Brown (@tjenningsbrown) December 12, 2016
Wait a minute… my god!
Ironically The New York Times have been notoriously anti-Trump, so much so the former Apprentice star labelled them the ‘failing’ New York Times and regularly attacked the publication as biased.
For their part The New York Times have met with Trump since he was elected to the White House and vowed that they will not change their position on America’s new populist president.
In an impassioned piece by the journalist Charles M. Blow he wrote about why the paper will continue to scrutinise Trump’s actions.
Mr Blow wrote:
You [Trump] are a fraud and a charlatan. Yes, you will be president, but you will not get any breaks just because one branch of your forked tongue is silver.
I am not easily duped by dopes.
I have not only an ethical and professional duty to call out how obscene your very existence is at the top of American government; I have a moral obligation to do so.
While this is an excellent point about the role of journalists in society and what they’re supposed to do (criticise the system), it’s just a bit awkward when your publication has the same taste in hair cut as Trump.
That said, since he was elected, the paper’s circulation has gone up. So, who knows, maybe the comb-over quiff is a popular look these day!
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.