Trump rages at new light bulbs during White House meeting for making him look orange
Donald Trump speaks at the White House (CNN/screen grab)

President Donald Trump on Friday complained about energy-efficient light bulbs that he claimed made him look orange.


As reported by Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, the president said he wanted to bring back older light bulbs that would give him a more flattering skin tone.

"Trump quips that the new light bulbs don’t make him look good and being a 'vain' person, that’s important to him," Mason reports. "He says they make him look orange. He plans to bring cheaper light bulbs back."

Despite the president's complaints, however, many observers have noted the orange hue of his skin color even in broad daylight without any artificial lights.

Scott Waldman, a reporter who focuses on climate change for E&E News, comments that Trump has consistently used complaints about how the light bulbs make him look to justify blocking light bulb efficiency standards.

"It’s also premised on a false claim because you can purchase LED bulbs that give off an incandescent glow and last 4x times longer," he writes.

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