The New York Times recently revealed in a sweeping expose of Donald Trump's tax returns that the President once claimed a $70,000 tax write-off for "hairstyling."
Republicans didn't seem to mind President Trump's extravagant expenditures, but some people remembered a time when the GOP had a major problem with expensive haircuts.
"$70,000 in hairstyling for television" https://t.co/2LDo3WKIS0— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1601243458.0
old enough to remember when the conservative media relentlessly derided John Edwards for his $400 haircuts. at the… https://t.co/YYIxENzT3l— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1601252285.0
And for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the double standard was personal.
Last year Republicans blasted a firehose of hatred + vitriol my way because I treated myself to a $250 cut & lowlig… https://t.co/fOvdARtOe9— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1601255920.0
Ocasio-Cortez has become a pro at calling out the hypocrisy of conservative media on Twitter, especially when it comes to their bad faith attacks on her personal expenses.
40 million Americans live in poverty under today’s extreme inequality, yet the right-wing want you to blame Democra… https://t.co/8nhZI41QZx— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1570712580.0
Won’t you look at that: Mike Pence used *taxpayer funds* - not personal ones - to spend several thousand haircuts’… https://t.co/D27c6STD9b— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1570718138.0
Sorry you don’t get to create beauty standards that require women to spends hundreds or thousands a year to be cons… https://t.co/F0nmwMR8yU— Jessica Valenti (@Jessica Valenti)1570670879.0
Twitter showered love on AOC for her willingness to stand up for herself and call out double standards.
@AOC https://t.co/riGKE4pzUM— B (@B)1601255933.0
@AOC Welp. https://t.co/CrI8xhukAI— JerriLynn (@JerriLynn)1601255959.0
@AOC Their hero tweets about women he doesn’t like from inside a bunker while spending $70,000 to make his hair loo… https://t.co/eF8wxqTjCw— Jay Black (@Jay Black)1601256044.0
Many people felt the real crime was how much Trump payed for that haircut.
@AOC And it's not just that he spent $70,000 on hairstyling, but he also claimed that as a tax write-off. Yet crickets from the right.— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻)1601257147.0
@AOC Who is going to tell him? For that amount of money his hair should be looking waaaaaay better.— ⚡️Tricia⚡️ (@⚡️Tricia⚡️)1601255991.0
@tolson12 @AOC Props to the hairdressers who are grifting that grifter— Florian | Extremely Addicted (@Florian | Extremely Addicted)1601256714.0
People who commit tax fraud really shouldn't become President of the United States.
@AOC You know, lying about not voting for a supreme court justice during an election year, ignoring that their boss… https://t.co/u0y3begrfT— Mark DeLoura (@Mark DeLoura)1601256341.0
@AOC @doctortiffany That’s 2800 haircuts for normal men. That’s almost 39 years of barber cuts for a lot of dudes!— Joey Classic 🌈✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊🏻🌈 (@Joey Classic 🌈✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊🏻🌈)1601258925.0
If Republicans are fine with President Trump's $70k a year on hair styling, they should extend the same courtesy to women!