Trump Sparks #GirtherMovement Because He Supposedly Weighs 239 Pounds

President Donald Trump’s first physical has been released to the public, but people don’t believe he only weighs 239 pounds — sparking the #GirtherMovement.

President Donald Trump is sparking a girther movement (not to be confused with his "birther" movement) because the American public isn't accepting that he's 6 feet 3 inches and 239 pounds.

According to The Root, White House doctor Ronny Jackson revealed a single ailment in the release of the world leader's first physical exam, stating he suffers from high cholesterol and only needs to shed a few pounds. Well, of course, given he loves to eat McDonald’s.

But social media users aren't buying Trump's supposed measurements. They need to see receipts demonstrating proof of how much the president really weighs along with his actual height.

Trump's old conspiracy theory about former President Barack Obama not being born in the United States led to the birther movement and the White House releasing a copy of his birth certificate to prove that he was indeed born in the U.S. Well, now it's Trump's turn to prove that he weighs what he says he weighs. 

There's a history of overweight presidents, so it's unclear why Trump's body measurements don't add up. There's nothing to be ashamed of as long as he's healthy, right? William Howard Taft weighed more than 300 pounds, according to Forbes. Even a towering Bill Clinton was overweight with a body mass index of 28.3.

According to The Hill, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn has offered Trump $100,000 to his charity of choice to be weighed on an “accurate scale,” which shouldn't be seen as something to poke fun at but rather a means to discover the truth.

Gunn followed up his offer with a photo of Major League Baseball player Albert Pujols and Obama next to Trump to make comparisons. He's not ready to let this one go.

But Trump may have to give the people what they want because if Obama had to do it, he should, too. He can't be a hypocrite because — oh wait, he already is. The public might never find out the truth.

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