“I like to go out in the sun.
I think it’s a great thing, and I’m a big fan of it,” Trump said during a Monday interview on “Fox & Friends.”
“But it’s something that I do because I think the country needs it.”
Trump has repeatedly criticized the practice of wearing swimsuits, even calling for a ban on wearing them.
In 2013, Trump and then-candidate Mitt Romney were photographed in an off-camera tanning session, which featured a shirtless Trump and Romney wearing shorts and a swimsuit.
“I think we need to get back to basics,” Trump told ABC News in 2013.
“And, I think we’re going to get it back to what it was.
The fact is, the sun is beautiful.
And, I like to be in the shade, and be with the people.”