When President Donald Trump was inaugurated, there were only a handful of people with darker skin than the president.
But since then, there have been at least eight black or brown people in the Cabinet, including Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.
It’s not just Trump who has the darker skin of his predecessors.
His former chief of staff Reince Priebus, who had a dark complexion and was considered a moderate Democrat, was also considered a “moderate” Republican by the party.
Now, the dark skin of Trump’s Cabinet members is being discussed as a possible problem in the Oval Office.
NBC News reported that “a number of Cabinet members are being investigated for potentially using an image of themselves in a light-colored clothing or with a more subdued look in their public appearances.
There have also been reports of potential racial insensitivity by some in the administration.
One member of the Cabinet said that “people don’t realize that I have dark skin,” according to The New York Times.