Donald Trump is, according to jail records from his most recent arrest, 6’3” tall and 215 pounds. That combination of stats has raised eyebrows across social media, as it matches several notable celebrities with quite a different build to the former president, including iconic boxer Muhammad Ali.
On Thursday evening, the former president surrendered himself at Fulton County jail to be arrested following an indictment that charged Mr Trump and 18 co-defendants over their alleged efforts and conspiracy to overturn 2020 election results in Georgia.
Upon surrendering less than 24 hours before a deadline set by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, Mr Trump was fingerprinted, processed, given a mug shot and booked. As part of his booking information, the ex-president also had to include details about his race, hair color, eye color, height and weight – which were said to have been self-reported.
Records listing Mr Trump as 6’3” and 215lbs drew questions on social media, as it was noted that his last known official weight - taken by his physician when he was still in the White House in 2019 - was reported to be 243lbs.
Should Mr Trump’s weight be accurate it would mean he lost 28lb in the last four years – which some people aren’t buying.
Online and in news reports, several people compared Mr Trump’s booking information to notable athletes and celebrities who have the same, or very similar statistics. Using the comparisons, people accused Mr Trump of lying if he did self-report his weight.
Here are some of the people with the same weight and height.
Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest professional boxers in the world, stood at 6’3” and weighed in at 215lbs when he fought Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden in 1971, according to USA Today.
Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor in Marvel’s 2011 superhero movie, told the TODAY show in a 2013 interview that he weighed about 215lbs during the filming of the movie.
Hemsworth is 6’3” as well.
Joe Burrow, the quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, is one inch taller than Mr Trump at 6’4” but weighs 215lbs, according to the NHL.
Derwin James, the safety for the Los Angeles Charges is 6’2” – one inch shorter than Mr Trump – but weighs 215lbs, according to ESPN.
Roope Hintz, a forward for the Dallas Stars ice hockey team is exactly 6’3” and 215lbs, according to the NHL.
Eric Gordon, a shooting guard for the basketball team the Phoenix Suns is also 6’3” and 215lbs, according to the NBA.
Alex Pietrangelo, a defenceman for the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team is 6’3” and 215lbs, according to the NHL.
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