Donald Trump’s debate sniffles are a recurring problem for his respiratory capacity, and they are not a good sign of health or self-reflection for the presidential candidate who has infamously mocked women for being “fat pigs.”
Speaking in two-minute time slots visibly tired him out, and Trump spent both debates struggling with what appears to be limited lung capacity.
It has been noted that Trump has lied about his height in order to conceal the reality that his 236 pounds is considered obese for his actual height of 6’2, rather than the 6’3 he claims. With this exaggerated extra inch his BMI suggests only that he is overweight. Some have reason to believe that Trump is lying about his weight as well. He lies about everything else, why not his physical measurements? 😀
So Trump could lose some weight. The interesting part, however, is that his obesity is likely related to his repeated commentary that he eats a lot of fast food.
Trump has good justification, though, in that he acknowledges there is more privacy with fast food than restaurants in which the staff can see they are serving a celebrity.
“I don’t know what they’re going to do to that hamburger. If they like me, I’m happy. If they don’t like me…” Trump told Jimmy Fallon.
Of course, Donald Trump would not have to worry about people spitting in his food or worse if he had not chosen to run the most bigoted campaign in modern American memory. He might have provoked less outrage and been able to save himself the inconvenience of paranoidly eating like a hated medieval king.
Regardless of the reason, the fact remains that Donald Trump eats a lot of fast food, and this is worrisome when coupled with Trump’s admittance that his exercise consists of gesturing at campaign events. His heavy breathing from simply talking while standing seems to be an indication that he could use much more rigorous exercise.
Now, some say presidential candidates should have a right to privacy regarding their health, but it’s called public government for a reason. In electing a president to take on incredible responsibility for us, we deserve to know if the responsibility might induce a heart attack. Especially because the vice-presidential candidate is not directly elected to his or her position, and would necessarily take over in the event of another American fried food murder.
If Trump goes into cardiac arrest the first time a foreign leader implies his penis is small, America would be stuck with Pence, a man so naturally fundamentalist that had he been born in Afghanistan he likely would have enthusiastically joined up with the Taliban’s efforts to theocratically force women to stop reading.
So, yeah, a presidential candidate’s health is an important detail for voters to decide which set of candidates tallies the most presidential pros—or I suppose in this election the least cons.