“Ricardo Sanchez known as “El Mandril” on his Spanish drive-time radio show in Los Angeles has taken to calling Donald J. Trump, “el hombre del peluquin.” In other words, “The Man of the Toupee,” read Trump to an audience in South Carolina. “This is on the front page of the New York Times.”

Entitled, Donald Trump Gets Earful in Spanish as Latino Outlets Air Disdain, the NTYs article Trump read explored how Spanish media was handling his remarks about the Latino community.

Ricardo Sánchez, known as “El Mandril” on his Spanish drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, has taken to calling Donald J. Trump “El hombre del peluquín” — the man of the toupee.

Some of Mr. Sánchez’s listeners are less kind, referring to Mr. Trump, who has dismissed some Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and criminals, simply as “Hitler.”

Mr. Sánchez says that he tries to focus on the positive in presidential politics, but he, too, at times has used harsh language to describe Mr. Trump, according to translations of his show provided by his executive producer.

“A president like Trump would be like giving a loaded gun to a monkey,” Mr. Sanchez said in one broadcast. “But a gun that fires atomic bullets.”

The adversarial relationship between Mr. Trump and the Spanish-language news media, which has simmered publicly since he announced his candidacy in June, boiled over on Tuesday at a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa, when the candidate erupted at Jorge Ramos, the main news anchor at Univision and Fusion, when he tried to ask a question without being called on. Mr. Trump signaled to one of his security guards, who removed Mr. Ramos from the event.

Which lead Trump to clarify publicly clarify the oft-talked about issue of his interesting doo.

“I don’t wear a toupee!” declared Trump. “It’s my hair, I swear!”

“Come here!” Trump said pointing to an audience member. “Come here! We’re gonna settle this. You know, Barbara Walters did it. Barbara Walter’s named me the most Whatever-It-Is-Of-The-Year — just come up here. You have to do an inspection. This is getting crazy. This is crazy. Just real quick. We don’t want to mess it up too much because I do use hairspray.”

Then an audience member tugged on his hair and testified before the whole of the crowd that the thing atop Trump’s head was indeed his hair.

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