As Twitchy reported, some were skeptical that the president’s weight is 239 lbs., as reported Tuesday by the White House physician. That kicked off the “girther” movement, which is gaining more and more followers, it seems.
TV writer Steve Marmel — the guy who observed Hillary Clinton’s book launch by promising to retweet only women that day — even went to the trouble of making a graphic to show how ridiculous of an idea it was to claim Trump weighs 239.
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) January 17, 2018
People are laughing, but not for the reason Marmel thinks.
Breaking: Local man does not understand muscle mass.
Yes, people in peak physical shape and with lots of muscle mass tend to weigh more than you would imagine. https://t.co/AFiEc33404
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 17, 2018
I don't see what a comparison to professional athletes who have 40-50 pounds more muscle mass than Trump is supposed to prove. https://t.co/mDKakmYqDu
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) January 17, 2018
We didn’t see what retweeting only women was supposed to prove either, so …
Further proof muscle is heavier than fat. https://t.co/pLwnAXhv7R
— Jonathan H. Adler (@jadler1969) January 17, 2018
I believe it. Muscle weighs a lot. 6'3" pro athletes weigh as much as 6'3" fat guys https://t.co/jetuKXTcBk
— Luke Brown ? (@lukeisaacbrown) January 17, 2018
Trump "girtherism" is my new favorite thing. https://t.co/PADebkvZKJ
— Will Wilkinson ? (@willwilkinson) January 17, 2018
Anxious to hear more lectures about science from these people. https://t.co/DrSPD3qxg2
— BT (@back_ttys) January 17, 2018
Yeah, now do climate change.