He got it from his mama. Twitter is going wild over an old photo of Donald Trump’s late mother, Mary Trump, in which she sports an almost identical hairstyle to that of her son.
In the screen grab from a 1997 interview with Australian TV network Foxtel, Mary is seen with an extremely tall and swoopy combover in the exact same shade as the Republican presidential nominee’s famous coif. She’s wearing big gold earrings and a large pearl necklace, and the uncanny family resemblance is undeniable.
The photo resurfaced on social media after Foxtel aired a new documentary, Who Is Donald Trump? earlier this month, which included footage from Mary’s old interview.
“I don’t think the life of a politician would suit him. He’s too used to doing things his way and doing them right,” the former Apprentice star’s mother said in the clip, according to Australian site The New Daily.
According to The New Yorker, Mary was an immigrant from Scotland who moved to New York City. It was there she met builder Frederick Christ “Fred” Trump at a dance. They married and settled in Jamaica, Queens. As her husband’s fortune grew, she became a regular on the New York social scene. Mary died in New York City in 2000 at age 88.
“Looking back, I realize now that I got some of my sense of showmanship from my mother,” Donald wrote in his 1987 book The Art of the Deal. “She always had a flair for the dramatic and grand. She was a very traditional housewife, but she also had a sense of the world beyond her.”
While Mary seems to have always worn the same wavelike hairstyle in most old photos, social media users are having a field day over the reemergence of the snap.
“This photo of Donald Trump’s mom pretty much proves that hair is real,” one tweeter wrote.
“This photo of Donald Trump’s mum looks like a character in a film about Trump’s life where Trump plays all the roles,” another Twitter user wrote.
See more reactions below:
Mary Trump looks like the villain's mother in a Dario Argento film. pic.twitter.com/K5I2Kyt80I— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) July 26, 2016
Who wore it better: Donald Trump's mom or this dollop of whipped cream? pic.twitter.com/IJbJ0xl51C— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) July 26, 2016
This photo of Donald Trump's mum looks like a character in a film about Trump's life where Trump plays all the roles pic.twitter.com/eUXbfFT0X5— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) July 26, 2016
Make fun of Donald Trump's hair all you want. It's a tribute to his sweet, old mom. pic.twitter.com/Oh48DjF66r— Jas. Nolen (@jamesnolen) July 26, 2016
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