As the United States continues to endure winter’s chill, a source in the White House reveals how President Donald Trump manages to maintain his “sun-kissed glow” during this time of the year, The New York Times reports.
Despite earlier speculation about various tanning methods, the source claimed that Trump’s skin colour is the result of his "good genes".
According to the official, the president does apply a little powder before his appearances on television, but the powder in question is translucent and not a bronzer.
Many social media users, however, had their own ideas about the official’s revelations.
What was that about good genes? pic.twitter.com/KhiXA04We7— Fiona Glenanne 🐳 (@cjm314) 3 февраля 2019 г.
Here is the Trump "tan" that the New York Times just described as "sun-kissed" and "vibrant"— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) 3 февраля 2019 г.
This is real and undoctored, straight off the TV pic.twitter.com/vWbieYI0uN
It’s an unique family trait pic.twitter.com/Rn7LlaBgVJ— The Friendly Pirate (@pirate_friendly) 3 февраля 2019 г.
The newspaper points out that previously, former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault speculated that the president used a tanning bed, while ex-FBI Director James Comey also wrote in his memoir that during their first meeting, the president’s face “appeared slightly orange” and featured "bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles.”
However, this claim was debunked by three people who spent time in the White House and told NYT that “no such bed or spray-tan booth exists in a hidden nook of the residence, a cranny of the East Wing or a closet on Air Force One”.