Obama Digs an Afro

Prez likes NYC mayoral hopeful's son's hairdo

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President Barack Obama followed up his endorsement of New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio with props for de Blasio’s son’s afro.

Speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Manhattan Tuesday night with de Blasio, Obama said Dante de Blasio’s afro, which was made famous in the city because of TV ads featuring him talking up his father’s campaign, reminds him of his own 1970s hairdo.

“His son, Dante, has the same hairdo as I had in 1978,” Obama said, according to the New York Daily News. “Although I have to confess my Afro was never that good. It was a little imbalanced.”

[New York Daily News]