Donald Trump suffers from obesity, revealing his weight and height on Wednesday, as well as telling television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz that he has set a weight-loss goal of 15 to 20 pounds. Though that goal is based on the low end of a what were conflicting reports of Trump’s weight coming out of The Dr. Oz Show taping on which Trump appeared on Wednesday.
The Dr. Oz Show episode featuring Trump discussing the results of what he said was a recent physical exam with Oz is set to air nationally on Thursday. For a full Inquisitr report on the show, including information on how to watch and live stream the pre-recorded broadcast, click on this link.
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According to a report in The New York Times published online shortly after the Wednesday afternoon taping concluded, Donald Trump — who turned 70-years-old on June 14 — gave his height at six-feet, three-inches, and revealed his weight as a scale-tipping 267 pounds.
The following is an excerpt from the Thursday show, released on Wednesday afternoon.
Trump also disclosed to Oz that he takes a prescription drug to control his cholesterol levels, but has never suffered a heart attack and appears to have normal results on an echocardiogram, an ultrasound test used to monitor heart function.
But while Oz described Trump on the show, according to the Times report, as “slightly overweight,” his combination of height and 267-pound weight results in a Body Mass Index of 34.3 — which is classified as “obese” by the National Institutes of Health.
Watch the following video report for a summary of the Donald Trump appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.
A separate report, by the online political magazine Politico, reported that Trump claimed his weight to be 236 pounds — a BMI of 29.5 which falls slightly short of “obese” but is classified by the NIH as clinically overweight.
Trump himself told Oz that he hoped to lose about 15 or 20 pounds, Politico reported.
The revelations about Donald Trump’s weight problem come after another doctor, Harold Bornstein, released a bizarre, highly publicized letter in December lauding Trump’s physical fitness declaring him, were he to win the November presidential election, “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
However, as noted by former Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe on Tuesday, Trump’s weight issues apparently make him the most overweight potential president since William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States who served from 1909 to 1913 — and who, despite standing about the same height as Donald Trump, is believed to have had a weight that fluctuated between 255 pounds to more than 350 pounds.
So based on reports from Dr. Oz show: Trump is a 267 lb. 70-year old who doesn’t exercise and loves fast food.
Maybe release more info?
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) September 14, 2016
While Trump himself has raised questions about the “stamina” of his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, he has shied away from attacking her directly after she revealed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia last week, and experienced a dizzy spell at a 9/11 memorial event in New York on Sunday.
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Clinton herself released a set of health documents on Wednesday, in which a doctor described her pneumonia diagnosis, but said that Clinton “continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”
The doctor, Lisa Bardack, reported that Clinton suffers from hypothyroidism, a common condition, which the candidate has controlled with routine thyroid medication for many years. She also said that Clinton’s mammogram and breast ultrasound results were normal as was her cholesterol level and other vital signs such as her blood pressure and heart rate.
Her current health condition puts her at “low risk” of illness for a woman of her age. Clinton will turn 69-years-old on October 26.
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According to a 2014 report by the Centers For Disease Control, the average life expectancy of a woman in American is now 81.2 years. American men continue to have shorter lifespans, living just 76.4 years on average.
According to a report in The New York Daily News, Donald Trump handed Oz a “one or two page printout” that he pulled from his jacket pocket during the taping, and that was the extent of the medical information discussed on the program.
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