President Donald Trump does not seem to be a fan of beards, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during a Sunday appearance on the War Room Weekly show, hosted by campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh.
Sen. Paul noted that he had talked to the President two days ago, and Trump had commented on Paul’s new beard, which Paul had grown while in quarantine after contracting coronavirus.
“You look very distinguished with your beard – you know my sons have those and I don’t really approve of those – I’m not really sure what I think of that beard,” Trump told Paul, in the latter’s account of the conversation.
Paul went on to dismiss Trump’s skepticism during the interaction between the two men.
“Alright, alright, Mr. President,” Paul said that he replied.
Two of Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr., grew beards in 2019. The bearded look was also adopted by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in 2018, whom Rand later joked about on Twitter.