On Tuesday, presidential physician Dr. Ronny Jackson released the results of President Donald Trump's physical. He concluded that President Trump was in good physical and mental health for his age, shows no signs of dementia, and does not have dentures.
From Trump's doctor:— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) January 16, 2018
Blood pressure: 122/74
Cardiac exam: normal, no murmurs detected
Eyes: corrected vision 20/20
Head, ears, nose, and throat normal. Healthy teeth and gums.
"Above average exercise capacity based on age and sex"
But social media seems to have taken issue with President Donald Trump's recorded weight. At 239 lbs and 6'3", President Donald Trump has a body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's tracker.
Move President Trump's weight up 1 lb, and he moves from being considered overweight (BMI of 25-29.9) to obese (BMI of 30 or greater). This has led a lot of social media users to believe that President Trump's weight may not be accurate.
So Dr. Ronny Jackson says Trump is 6' 3" & 239lbs— Alexander "Stable Genius" Hamilton (@AHamiltonSpirit) January 17, 2018
That makes his BMI 29.9
These are the BMI classifications
Normal weight: BMI is 18.5 to 24.9
Overweight: BMI is 25 to 29.9
Obese: BMI is 30 or more
Seems to me like they lied just enough so Trump wouldn't be considered obese.🤔
I'm 6'3" and have been losing weight for over year (82lbs lost so far)...there is no way Trump is 239 lbs and no way he has only gained 3 pounds since this 2016 report... (https://t.co/6ALHEu6Gfm). Plus, these increased cholesterol numbers would indeed have any doctor concerned. https://t.co/R1qS6BDdVR— Paul Leddy (@pleddy) January 17, 2018
And of course, people have started the "girther" movement. This is a play on words of Donald Trump's birther accusations, with Trump accusing then President Barack Obama of being born in Kenya instead of the United States, which would have disqualified President Barack Obama from the presidency.
Has anyone coined "girther" for those who belive the president weighs more than his doctor reports?— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 16, 2018
birther = someone who doesn't believe Obama's birth certificate— Melissa Eaton (@mj_eaton) January 16, 2018
girther = someone who doesn't believe Trumps' health report
seems pretty consistent
I don't want to be a #girther or anything, but come on.— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 17, 2018
Trump isn't 6'3".
And he's not 239 lbs.
And if you can admit that these two "facts" are actually lies, it isn't too much of a stretch to believe that Trump is also not in perfect health. https://t.co/UYIW7hviRO
Some people have also raised doubt over President Trump's recorded height, comparing him to notable people — mostly famous athletes, whose height and weight stats are well recorded — in order to prove that there's no way Trump is 75 inches (which is taller than he was back in the day, according to a pre-presidential New York State driver's license).
Others compared the President's physique with that of President Barack Obama — and, needless to say, the two men are built very, very differently.
James Gunn, director of the two Guardians of the Galaxy films, is also offering $100,000 if President Donald Trump will step on a scale to prove his weight.
Think he'll do it?