Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a 2020 presidential candidate, has a special reason for why she refuses to dye the noticeable gray patch in her hair.
Gabbard explained why during an Instagram Live video while campaigning in Iowa (see below).
“I started going gray in that one spot during and after my first deployment to Iraq,” she recounted. “And so I keep it as just a remembrance of those who we lost there and the cost of war and why we fight so hard for peace.”
Gabbard added that “No, I’m not going to fix [it]. I’m not going to dye it.”
Tulsi Gabbard reveals the truth behind her grey hair, saying she went grey in that spot when in Iraq and keeps it as a “remembrance of those who we lost there, and the cost of war” pic.twitter.com/a6y24JBQ0i
— Behind 2020 (@behind2020) September 1, 2019
Gabbard’s unusual hairstyle has made her the target of curious fans, who wondered if the gray patch was natural.
In March, Tulsi’s sister, Vrindavan Gabbard, responded to a Twitter question asking if the gray streak was dyed or natural.
Vrindavan tweeted from Tulsi’s Twitter account: “Natural. It happened after her deployment to Iraq. She keeps it as a daily reminder of her experience and her purpose.”
Natural. It happened after her deployment to Iraq. She keeps it as a daily reminder of her experience and her purpose. -V. (Tulsi’s sister)
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 16, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign is reportedly the first female combat veteran to run for U.S. president. She was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and served in Kuwait from 2008 to 2009.
As BizPac Review reported, Gabbard did not qualify for the third Democratic primary debate, which are scheduled for September 12-13.
Gabbard’s campaign complained, accusing the Democratic National Committee of skewing the rules to prop up its favored candidate (namely, Kamala Harris).
The DNC probably doesn’t want to see Tulsi destroy Harris like she did in the second debate:
The DNC said only candidates who are polling at least 2% in four qualifying polls and who have received contributions from at least 130,000 individual donors will make the debate stage.
Gabbard did have the required 130,000 donors, but fell two approved polls short as of the Aug. 28 deadline.
According to Fox News:
“The congresswoman’s campaign noted that Gabbard topped “2 percent support in 26 national and early state polls, but only two of them are on the DNC’s ‘certified’ list.”
Gabbard registered at 3 percent in the only live telephone operator conducted poll in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire.
That poll was the first to come out since the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates late last month. But the survey – from the Boston Globe and Suffolk University – is not on the DNC’s list of qualifying polls.”
The following 10 candidates qualified to make the stage for the third debate:
- Joe Biden
- Cory Booker
- Pete Buttigieg
- Kamala Harris
- Amy Klobuchar
- Beto O’Rourke
- Bernie Sanders
- Elizabeth Warren
- Andrew Yang.
All the political polls have former Vice President Joe Biden as the frontrunner and Senator Elizabeth Warren trailing closely behind.
And all of them also claim that any Democrat could defeat President Trump in a face-to-face match. But those are famous last words — as 2016 reminds us.
Flashback: The left-wing Huffington Post gave Trump only a 1.6% chance of winning the 2016 election. How does that humble pie taste now, Puff Hoe?
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 7, 2016
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 8, 2016
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