‘Girthers’ Take To Twitter To Dispute The Results Of President Trump’s Medical Exam
Critics take to Twitter to weigh in on the results of the commander in chief’s physical exam.
President Donald Trump is fit for duty, but the he could stand to drop a few pounds.
That’s the official diagnosis from the White House physician, who revealed the results of the president’s first physical since taking office on Tuesday.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, who was formally named Physician to the President in 2013 by then-president Barack Obama, says Trump is in top shape, both physically and mentally.
But President Trump’s body mass index, or BMI, is only two pounds shy of being considered “obese.”
“His cardiac performance during his physical exam was very good. He continues to enjoy the significant long term cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol.” Dr. Jackson adds, “We discussed diet, exercise and weight loss. He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates and from a routine exercise regimen.”
The doctor said Trump is “more enthusiastic about the diet part than he is the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”
Though President Trump is a regular on the golf course, he famously has said he believes exercise does more harm than good.
Meanwhile, weight-truthers are sharing their doubts about the president’s body stats.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted this on Tuesday: ‘Has anyone coined “Girther” for those who believe the president weighs more than his doctor reports?’
That kicked off a Tweetstorm from conspiracy theorists who shared pictures of the president next to athletes who are the same height and weight.