Angry Creamsicle, Comrade Cheetolino, Mango Mussolini, Agent Orange – these are just a few of the nicknames that Donald Trump has picked up along his presidential road. Trump may ethnically identify as “white”, but his skin is categorically and scathingly portrayed as orange.

When Trump was elected in 2016, succeeding former president Barack Obama, I remember references such as “orange is the new black”.

Now, it is painfully obvious that Trump wears makeup to get that orange glow.

However, the White House disagrees.

The official White House position on the issue, a “senior administration official” told the New York Times on the condition of anonymity, is that Trump’s tawny tincture is the result of “good genes.”

The phrase “good genes” echoes Trump himself, who brags a lot about his own and his family’s genes. Time even made a supercut of him talking about his “good genes.” And Trump can certainly be described as a “senior administration official.” Hmm.

The official also told the Times that the only cosmetic the president uses is a translucent powder he applies himself before TV appearances.

However, a recent story has revealed that Trump does indeed wear makeup, and we even know the brand of makeup that Trump uses.

Last week, The Washington Post published a story about the experience of undocumented workers employed by the Trump Organization, both before and during his run for the presidency. It’s full of anecdotes of hypocrisy and raises important questions about immigration and underpaid labor.

But buried many paragraphs into the narrative is a section detailing Trump’s unusually specific habits and requests, like requiring exactly 2.5 boxes of Tic Tacs in his bedroom at all times. Then came this sentence: “The same rule applied to the Bronx Colors-brand face makeup from Switzerland that Trump slathered on — two full containers, one half full — even if it meant the housekeepers had to regularly bring new shirts from the pro shop because of the rust-colored stains on the collars.”

The story moves right along into the president’s penchant for Irish Spring soap, never pausing to consider the remarkable fact that we finally have concrete information about Trump’s face. This is information reporters have been trying to find for years.

It’s a fact that Trump’s face appears as an unnatural shade of orange. But it’s not at all clear how it got that way. One theory is that he uses a tanning bed, which Omarosa Manigault claimed in her book; the White House denied it. This idea is supported by the fact that the skin around his eyes looks lighter than the rest of his face, possibly because of the protective goggles one wears in a tanning bed.

But at a recent Christmas party, Trump showed an obvious makeup line that answered all questions…the dude is wearing makeup, and Twitter had an absolute field day:


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