James Gunn offers $100k to get Donald Trump re-weighed

Guardians of the Galaxy director offered the money to a charity of Trump's choice

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 17 January 2018 10:20
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The results of Donald Trump’s first physical examination as President have been released, the former Celebrity Apprentice host apparently standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 239 pounds (just below the “obese” range on the body mass index).

Many twitter users have mocked Trump over the results, some contending they may be untrue, including Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.

"I will give $100 thousand dollars to Trump's favourite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us. For real. #Girther #GirtherMovement,” Gunn tweeted, the hashtag referring to Trump's birther movement — his claim former President Barack Obama was born outside of America.

In another message, the director compared Trump with professional baseball player Albert Pujols, posting a side-by-side photograph alongside the message: "Trump's medical exam says he's 6'3" and 239 pounds. Albert Pujols is 6'3" and 240 pounds. If the dementia tests are equally accurate, we are doomed.”

Dr. Ronny Jackson, who conducted the tests, admitted Trump could benefit from a low-fat diet and more exercise. “All clinical data indicates that the president is currently very healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency,” he said.

When pressed on how a borderline obese man on cholesterol-lowering medication could be considered in excellent health, Jackson replied: “It is called genetics. I don’t know. Some people have great genes.”

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