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.
I’m 5’10 and a non-muscular 235, there’s no way that man is 239.— Matty D (@mattydeluxe) January 17, 2018
Colin Kaepernick is 6'4 230— Matt Rogers (@Politidope) January 16, 2018
Trump is supposedly 6'3 235
Something isn't adding up. pic.twitter.com/AEBIwmbFsg
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.
Trump's medical exam says he's 6'3" and 239 pounds. Albert Pujols is 6'3" and 240 pounds. If the dementia tests are equally accurate, we are doomed. pic.twitter.com/fn0u1xzzjI— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2018
A picture of a 6’3” man standing next to a 6’1” man and their wives. pic.twitter.com/VmnLjHfvMq— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2018
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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