WATCH: Trump cracks joke about bald spot

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US President Donald Trump jokes about covering his bald spot while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference.

US President Donald Trump jokes about covering his bald spot while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference.

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump made a rare public comment on his enigmatic straw mane Friday, jokingly admitting that he suffers from male-pattern hair loss -- a bald spot.

"I try like hell to hide that bald spot folks, I work hard," Trump quipped during a speech to conservatives just outside Washington, in an unusual flash of self-deprecating humor.

"It doesn&39;t look bad, hey, we&39;re hanging in," he added, giving a swirl to the cheering audience.

Trump&39;s elaborate combing regimen has long been the butt of jokes and speculation.

A tell-all book about Trump&39;s White House claimed his daughter Ivanka was in the habit of describing the mechanics of the combover to friends:

"An absolutely clean pate -- a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery -- surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray."