A usually routine affair, there has been a lot of interest over Trump's first presidential medical exam. It comes off the back of talk about Trump's insatiable appetite for McDonald's burgers and relative lack of exercise (aside from the occasional spot of golf). SEE ALSO: How to worm your way into Trump's inner circle (Hint: Red and pink Starbursts) Despite all this, Trump was given a clean bill of health by president's physician Dr. Ronny Jackson on Tuesday afternoon. "He has incredible genes, I just assume," Jackson told reporters, responding to questions on how he's managed to keep healthy. Trump also abstains from alcohol and smoking. The 71-year-old stands 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 metres) tall and weighs 239 pounds (108 kilograms), giving him a BMI of 29.9. Jackson notes that he could stand to benefit from losing 10 to 15 pounds, and work on a diet lower in fats and carbohydrates. Despite the proclamation of a healthy president, there were people who were less convinced of Trump's reported weight and height. That's been called the "girther" movement, coined by MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Has anyone coined "girther" for those who belive the president weighs more than his doctor reports? — Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 16, 2018 Of course, the "girther" movement is a play on the "birther" movement: A conspiracy theory focused on Barack Obama wasn't born in Hawaii, but rather Kenya, making him ineligible to be U.S. president. Trump was once one of the loudest voices behind the conspiracy, but doesn't talk about it anymore. Now the "girther" movement is focused on comparing Trump to other men, primarily athletes, of the same size and weight. L: Vikings running back Latavius Murray. R: Donald Trump. Both listed officially at 6'3"/235 lbs. #Girther pic.twitter.com/nGEB0VdK33 — Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) January 16, 2018 Jay Cutler is 6'3, 233 lbs. No way Donald Trump is 6'3 239 lbs. #Girther pic.twitter.com/IECM6N9J7d — SpinDoctor (@SpinDr) January 16, 2018 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 A picture of a 6’3” man standing next to a 6’1” man and their wives. pic.twitter.com/VmnLjHfvMq — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2018 Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn offered $100,000 to Trump's favourite charity if the president stepped on a scale with an "impartial" medical professional. It's worth noting Jackson was appointed as the president's physician by Obama, and began work at the White House in 2006 under the Bush administration. I will give 100 thousand dollars to Trump's favorite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us. For real. #Girther #GirtherMovement — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2018 On a side note, Trump happens to be the same weight as Homer Simpson. The Simpsons strikes again.First time we ever see Homer get on the scale? (March 25, 1990). He's the same weight as Trump (239 pounds). Note: Trump is three inches taller.https://t.co/OR0cdZPcDM — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 16, 2018 WATCH: Versatile electric wheelchair allows users to navigate both urban and off-road terrains
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