When President Trump isn’t ruining Twitter, working on his (golf) handicap, or drinking an entire sorority mini-fridge’s worth of Diet Coke, he likes to brag. You may recall during the election Trump’s personal physician (who looks like the guy who hands out orange slices in the first aid tent at a Grateful Dead show) asserted he would be the healthiest president “ever.” Naturally, people couldn’t wait until the president’s first physical by an actual military doctor (or at least one not on Trump’s payroll) so they could get the receipts. Well, the wait is over!
Today Dr. Ronny Jackson, the president’s personal physician, briefed the press on Trump’s fitness (fatness?) and the White House press corps couldn’t wait
Find someone who looks at you the way the White House press corps looks at Dr. Ronny Jackson. pic.twitter.com/EO4BiE2ow1
— Carol Hartsell (@carolrhartsell) January 16, 2018
The face of someone who has seen Trump naked. pic.twitter.com/ElYdtPVp4B
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) January 16, 2018
Some people had their own questions they wanted answered
if any WH reporters are following me please ask the doctor what percentage of the president's body is beef custard
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) January 16, 2018
"Is the President eating Tide pods?" #AskTrumpsDoctor #LSSC pic.twitter.com/8Jn0fePOiB
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 16, 2018
Dr. Jackson said the president was 6’3″ tall and weighed 239 pounds, which… raised some eyebrows
On one hand, as someone who has struggled with weight issues his entire life, I dislike any form of shaming someone for their body. On the other, no way that fat motherfucker is 239 pounds. https://t.co/Ytkjfe68cp
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 16, 2018
It also means Trump is an inch taller than what's on his NY driver's license (as Politico reported). Something. Doesn't. Add. Up. https://t.co/bLepaUHaRu
— Julia Belluz (@juliaoftoronto) January 16, 2018
239? They should have had him put his other foot on the scale
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) January 16, 2018
Twitter did the math and discovered there might be some compelling evidence for why the number was low
Looks like Dr. Ronny Jackson tweaked Trump’s weight JUST enough to avoid the obese BMI threshold of 30. pic.twitter.com/cWajWUrGGW
— Sgtwheels (@Sgtwheels) January 16, 2018
A weight of 239 pounds brings Trump’s BMI just a single pound short of being clinically obese. The extra inch (or more?) in height could be doing some of the, uh, heavy lifting here too. At any rate, this is probably the only number associated with Trump that he won’t wildly exaggerate.
Jay Cutler is 6'3" and 233. Donald Trump is 6'3" and 239. What a difference six pounds makes! pic.twitter.com/ECiWtPVtwn
— Ronald Reagan’s Spinning Corpse (@SpinningRonnie) January 16, 2018
My biggest question is why did the doctor use a scale that only goes up to 239 pounds https://t.co/p4X5DOv5OS
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) January 16, 2018
There’s even a term for everyone who’s questioning the results: “Girthers”
Has anyone coined "girther" for those who belive the president weighs more than his doctor reports?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 16, 2018
239? He really IS a great negotiator.
— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) January 16, 2018
These shady vitals started to cast some doubt on some of the other findings from the physical
White house doctor just said that sleeping for four hours a night is what has made Trump so successful, so I'm taking all his other conclusions with the billion grains of salt the "President" consumes with every meal.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) January 16, 2018
— Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) January 16, 2018
tbh i think it’s weird that the white house doctor casually mentioned that trump has "a 12-inch dick and all of us were jealous as soon as we saw it"—doesn’t seem entirely relevant
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) January 16, 2018