One day after presidential physician Dr. Ronny Jackson told the media that President Trump was in excellent health, reporters are suggesting that Trump’s weight was misreported and that he does, in fact, have heart disease, according to The Daily Caller.
CNN medical analyst Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who was in attendance at the briefing, specifically asked Jackson whether Trump has heart disease.
“He does not have heart disease,” Jackson replied.
But that didn’t stop Gupta from reporting on CNN on Wednesday that “by all standards, by all metrics, anyway a doctor or cardiologist will look at it, the president does have heart disease,” directly contradicting the report by Trump’s physician.
White House Press Secretary instantly put the report to rest.
Sanders noted that Jackson is the only doctor that has examined Trump and is “the only credible source when it comes to diagnosing any health concerns.” She also noted that he was trusted by former presidents Bush and Obama.
Numerous other media personalities, however, began questioning whether the president’s weight had been reported accurately.
Chuck Todd runs slideshow of athletes who are 6'3", 239 pounds – the same weight WH doctor claims Trump is.
Then uses the term Girther. 😂
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) January 16, 2018
Has anyone coined "girther" for those who belive the president weighs more than his doctor reports?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 16, 2018
Others suggested that perhaps the White House misreported his height, so as to avoid a clinical obesity classification.
For the record, @realDonaldTrump said he was 74 inches in 2012. Now his doctor says he's 75 inches. And that one inch makes is BMI "overweight" not "obese." I'm a #girther because old men don't GROW an inch! pic.twitter.com/ehNxF9PjPL
— Gersh Kuntzman (@GershKuntzman) January 16, 2018
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I don't want to be a #girther or anything, but come on.
Trump isn't 6'3".
And he's not 239 lbs.
And if you can admit that these two "facts" are actually lies, it isn't too much of a stretch to believe that Trump is also not in perfect health. https://t.co/UYIW7hviRO
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 17, 2018