During an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show earlier this week, Donald Trump revealed he weighs 236 pounds and stands at 6’3” tall. As such, Trump is clinically overweight.
But many doubt both his weight and height.
There is strong speculation that Trump’s weight is greater than he claims. In fact, earlier reports, including an article in The New York Times, put his weight at 267 pounds.
What difference does an extra 31 pounds make? Big difference. It would move Trump for slightly overweight and into the obese category. Who wants that?
But here’s the fun part, even if Trump weighs 236 pounds but is not 6’3”, as he claims, he would still be classified as obese!
According to HowTallis.org and a number of other sites, Trump is 6’2”. Based on the Body Mass Index, a weight of 236 pounds with a height of 6’2” puts you into the obese category.
As with everything Trump, facts are hard to come by.
Why is the media making such a big stink over this issue? Trump’s true weight and height does not, and should not, have any bearing on his competency to occupy the Oval Office.
The reality is that Trump could be as fit as an Olympic athlete and he still would be unfit, temperamentally and in almost every other way, for the office of president of the United States.
As Hillary Clinton once famously said, “What difference at this point does it make?”
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