Remember the buzz surrounding Trump’s height during his presidential physical? Well, it seems to be making headlines once again. The former president himself has now claimed to be 6 foot 2, down from his previous claim of 6 foot 3. With his recent booking and arraignment in New York, Trump provided his measurements as 6 foot 2 and weighing 240 pounds. The media attention surrounding this feels like a heavyweight boxing match!
What’s the big fuss, you may ask? These new figures conflict with the numbers reported by White House physician Dr. Sean Conley in 2020. After conducting a physical, Dr. Conley stated that Trump stood at 6 foot 3 and weighed 244 pounds. Now, you might think that an inch is just an inch, but it carries much more significance in this case.
This inch could determine whether Trump is classified as obese or not. Speculation and discussion ensued, with some even dubbing themselves ‘girthers’ as they questioned if Trump’s height was exaggerated to avoid the dreaded label of obesity. According to the BMI scale, a person who is 6 foot 3 and weighs 239 pounds falls just short of being technically obese.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Trump has claimed to be 6 foot 2. In 2016, his New York driver’s license stated this height. However, the same year also saw him quoting a letter from his gastroenterologist Dr. Harold Bornstein on the Dr. Oz Show, indicating that he was 6 foot 3. So, what is the truth?
Trump not only brought up his own height but also mentioned his son, Barron, who stands at 6 foot 7. Trump referred to Barron as ‘tall,’ which could explain why he may have felt smaller in comparison.
Despite the height confusion, Trump’s supporters remain unfazed. They have been eagerly purchasing “NOT GUILTY” T-shirts featuring a mock Trump mug shot, in which he appears to be a towering 6 foot 5.
The debate about Trump’s height continues, but one thing is certain – regardless of his stature, he remains a figure of strength and importance in the eyes of his supporters. What are your thoughts on this height controversy? Is it just innocent confusion, or is there more to the story? Share your opinions below!
Alternative Title: Controversy Surrounds Trump’s Shrinking Stature in Legal Proceedings