Actual stable genius Neil deGrasse Tyson just trolled Trump with effortlessly and without breaking a sweat. (The sweat is from before.)
Presumably after a workout, the astrophysicist announced his height and weight and then challenged the White House to spin that the way they did the President’s stats.
Getting into shape for Cosmos. By my measure, 6’2” and 260 lbs this morning. Leaving me to wonder what height & weight the White House physician would assign me. pic.twitter.com/SNJXL30Yez
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 22, 2018
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If deGrasse Tyson weighs in at 260 pounds and still appears this relatively trim, then that raises some questions about how believable Trump’s reported 239 pounds really is.
Maybe he’s just built differently.
The White House doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, delivered the stats in a press conference after administering a physical examination to the President last week. He cited “no concerns” about the President’s physical and mental fitness. He reported the President’s 239 pound weight on his 6′ 3″ frame, which is one pound below officially obese.
He also has elevated blood pressure, overall cholesterol. and bad cholesterol.
After the press briefing releasing this information, a “girther” movement began spreading on social media, populated by those Americans skeptical of the President’s actual weight.
This recalled Trump’s longtime obsession with President Obama’s place of birth- dubbed the “Birther” movement – which led to a years-long campaign for Obama to release his birth certificate to prove he was American.
Neil deGrasse Tyson gently trolled the Trump administration for more than likely bending the truth, using Trump’s favorite weapon – Twitter – against him.