Trump Reportedly Has an Elaborate Routine to Hide His Double Chin During Photographs

President Donald Trump notoriously hates having his double chin shown during photographs, and a new book claims that he goes out of his way to avoid showing his chin in pictures.


The Washington Examiner notes that a new book — called Ultimate Insiders, White House Photographers and How They Shape History — details how Trump prevents photographers from snapping pictures of him in ways that expose the flabby area around his neck.

Specifically, author Kenneth Walsh writes that Trump choreographs “his appearances as much as possible to minimize photos of him from the front at a low angle or from the sides, because he thought his double chin became too obvious.”

Such pictures, however, often leave Trump looking “too pugnacious” and not friendly and outgoing. Because of this, the book reports that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer signed off on taking photos of Trump interacting with his grandchildren to lighten up his image.

At the end of the day, however, Walsh writes that Trump is very wary of “what the called the ‘fake’ mainstream news media, including the photojournalists” who try to take photos of his very real double chin.

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