President Trump injected a moment of levity into an otherwise serious speech Sunday, going on a short tangent about his signature coif.
After discussing the deadly mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in his speech to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis and touching on subjects including trade deals and hurricane damage to crops, Trump touched on a lighter topic.
"Somebody just said, 'Your hair looks different today," he said. "Well, I was standing under the wing of Air Force One doing a news conference this morning, a very unfortunate news conference. The wind was blowing, and the rain — I was soaking wet. And that's what I ended up with today."
"At least you know it's mine," he joked with the crowd. The annual convention of the youth leadership organization once known as Future Farmers of America brought together students in local FFA chapters from across the country.
He said he had considered canceling his appearance at the convention because of his "bad hair day."
"Somebody said, 'Actually, it looks better than it usually does, sir,'" he said.
The speech then returned to more serious topics related to agriculture and trade.