What kind of genes?
Courtesy of NYT:
The president’s shade is one that Alec Baldwin, the actor who portrays Mr. Trump regularly on “Saturday Night Live,” recently described as vacillating between a “Mark Rothko orange” and a “slightly paler Orange Crush,” depending on the setting. Which right now is February in Washington.
“Which is not in the tropics last I checked,” Mr. Baldwin said in an interview.
The official line from the White House, as with other matters surrounding the president’s physical health and appearance, is that Mr. Trump’s glow is the result of “good genes,” according to a senior administration official who would speak only on the condition of anonymity.
And, O.K., a little powder — a translucent one, not a bronzer — which the president applies himself before television appearances, the official said.
Omarosa famously claimed that Trump had a tanning bed installed in the White House, and James Comey alluded to one as well, but White House staff claim that no “such apparatus” exists.
I actually do not think that a tanning bed explains the orange tint and lean more toward the spray on tan theory.
Whatever does cause that sickening hue it most certainly is not the result of any “good genes.”
Unless of course Bill Maher was right all along and Trump’s mom did have sex with an orangutan.
That actually almost makes more sense than the White House explanation.