Hair today, gone tomorrow? Donald Trump, Don King together in Ohio

Donald Trump is coming to Ohio today, and somehow that’s not the biggest story right now.

Instead the Internet is buzzing with reports controversial boxing promoter Don King will be appearing with the Republican Presidential candidate in northeast Ohio.

Given their checkered pasts and abnormal hair, this could be a match made in heaven.

Or at least a match made in 2016, the weirdest year ever.

King gained national fame promoting fighters from Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman to Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, but he got his start in Ohio, where he was born and attended John Adams High School.

He received an honorary degree from Central State.

He also served time in prison after being convicted of manslaughter but was pardoned by Ohio Gov. Jim Rhodes in 1983.

Having described himself as a “Republicrat,” King supported George W. Bush in the 2004 election and Barack Obama in the past two.

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