Source: Brock Simmons

While speaking before congressional Republicans in rat infested Baltimore, President Trump addressed several environmental policies that have been championed by democrats, from straws to AOC’s “green new deal” to the democrats’ light bulb bans. Trump took the opportunity to crack a joke about himself by saying that the new light bulbs make him look orange.

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The gullible leftists took the bait, and took the quip seriously, thinking that Trump honestly thinks the bulb make him look orange.

The Daily Beast, for example, couldn’t help but write:

Donald Trump blamed energy-saving light bulbs for the bright orange hue of his face on Thursday night. In his speech at a Republican retreat in Baltimore, Trump explained the reason behind his strong feelings about the bulbs, which he apparently hates so much that he’s planning to significantly weaken federal rules that would have made Americans use them. “The light bulb,” the president began. “People said what’s with the light bulb. I said here’s the story, and I looked at it. The bulb that we’re being forced to use. No. 1, to me, most importantly, the light’s no good. I always look orange. And so do you. The light is the worst.” The New York Times described Trump’s turn at the Republican dinner as “a rambling and disjointed 68-minute speech accusing the news media and the ‘radical left’ of wanting to destroy America.”

Raw Story jumps in with:

President Donald Trump blamed his orange complexion on energy-saving lightbulbs.

The president complained Thursday during a speech at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner that the lightbulbs made him look bad on television, and the crowd laughed, reported NBC News.

“People said, what’s with the light bulb?” Trump told the crowd. “I said, here’s the story, and I looked at it: The bulb that we’re being forced to use — No. 1, to me, most importantly, the light’s no good. I always look orange.”

The equally oblivious The Root chimes in:

For years, we’ve struggled to comprehend the science behind Donald Trump’s bizarre orange hue; how his epidermis acts as camouflage inside of a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos or how he’s often mistaken for half-eaten candy corn in the fall. Is his tangerine tone a result of a poor diet or is his body preparing for the eternal damnation awaiting him in Hell?

As we eagerly anticipate a definitive answer derived from decades of exhaustive research and scientific analysis, Mr. Apricot Husk himself appears to have cracked the code.

“People said what’s with the light bulb?” he said. “I said here’s the story, and I looked at it: The bulb that we’re being forced to use—No. 1, to me, most importantly, the light’s no good. I always look orange.”

He added, “And so do you. The light is the worst.”

Well damn.

All this time I thought it was pure evil attempting to escape from his pores, but it turns out it’s just been energy-efficient light bulbs? Which is ironic considering last week his administration announced its intention to rollback lightbulb energy regulations from Obama’s presidency.

Over on Twitter, CNN reporter and, *ahem*, “fact checker” Daniel Dale posts:

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