Is Donald Trump a secret mustache lover? This Dayton-area lecturer says yes.

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Despite appearances, President Donald Trump might really, really, really — deep down  — be all about 'staches.

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This is one conclusion Christopher Oldstone-Moore, a senior lecturer of history at Wright State University and a facial hair expert, draws in a recent  New York Times op-ed.

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He writes that Trump's recent pick of John Bolton as national security adviser "fits perfectly for a man who follows no rules."

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Here is more from the lengthy op-ed:

John Bolton's appointment as national security adviser is surprising in at least one respect. Mr. Bolton does not conform to President Trump's well-attested preference for hiring people from "central casting" — that is, svelte women and square-jawed, clean-shaven men. Insiders report that when Mr. Trump first assembled his cabinet, he rejected Mr. Bolton for secretary of state because of his eccentric brush mustache.

But central casting, in the guise of Fox News, has encouraged the president to reconsider this prejudice, and having done so, he's unlikely to regret it. Trump may think he's mustache-averse, but what he's likely to realize over the course of the next few months is that this particular form of facial hair — in addition to Mr. Bolton's established track record for bellicosity — can signal a tendency toward the sort of masculine impulsiveness and aggression that is dear to Mr. Trump's own heart.

Oldstone-Moore is the author of the 2015 book “Of Beard and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair.”

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Read Oldstone-Moore’s entire piece here.

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