Donald Trump’s skin is both incredibly thin and incredibly orange.
Both of those facts have combined to create the kind of story that could only happen in Trump’s America, as he continues to lash out at any and all unfavourable coverage.
When #OrangeFace started trending, you knew it was just a matter of time until the tweet came.
That photo above, and a black and white version that we’ll get you later, began to circulate widely on Saturday.
Some background via New York Mag:
The image, taken by photographer and apparent Trump enthusiast William Moon, showed the sunset-lit president with the wind sweeping his hair back, revealing an especially striking contrast between whatever fake tan or coloration he uses and the ghostly pallor of the skin bordering his hair.
That’s the image up top, in case you were wondering.
Enter Donnie’s tweet crying out about “fake news”. Sadly for him, the replies to the tweet only further served to illustrate that yes, #OrangeFace is real:
It’s real… unless Getty is a fake photo service now. pic.twitter.com/dXgdOF4pcv
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 8, 2020
His supporters will gobble up his nonsensical denial (they always do), but Getty’s official images leave no doubt about #OrangeFace.
The hair! The beautiful hair! Remember this?
Yeah, the hair looks good.
Let’s look at the black and white version of the photo that Moon shared, and we referenced earlier:
Today, @realDonaldTrump was dancing with the sunset and strong winds when he walked to the Oval Office from the Marine One on the South Lawn.. Photo by William Moon in the White House on February 7, 2020 pic.twitter.com/GURvi4UeSO
— White House Photos (@photowhitehouse) February 8, 2020
The stuff of nightmares. Heavily edited – as were some others that circulated – but the images shared by the likes of Getty clearly show #OrangeFace in action.
It’s worth revisiting a Washington Post article from last year, about what his former housekeepers say about him:
Trump loved Tic Tacs. But not an arbitrary amount. He wanted, in his bedroom bureau at all times, two full containers of white Tic Tacs and one container that was half full. 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.
I really do wonder what future generations will say when they read about this period of America’s history.
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