Slow news day? Politico does hard-hitting exposé on Donald Trump’s true height

Slow news day? Politico does hard-hitting exposé on Donald Trump’s true height
Guess my sex.

Wow. If Politico is going to start offering this kind of tireless investigative journalism, maybe the site should put up a pay wall.

Senior Policy Reporter Darren Samuelsohn apparently managed to get his hands on a copy of President-elect Donald Trump’s New York State driver’s license and drops this bombshell:

Donald Trump and his doctor claim he’s 6-foot-3, but his New York driver’s license says he’s actually an inch shorter.

There’s even a picture of the license to prove it:

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The article goes on for another 240-odd (very odd!) words, citing confirmatory reports by Slate, Time magazine, and other liberal news outlets that obviously also have too much time on their hands.

Samuelsohn does try to make something out of the discrepancy by pointing out that a height of 6’2″ and weight of 236 lbs would place Trump in the obese range on body mass index charts, whereas a height of 6’3″ would make him merely overweight.


I imagine the conclusion that Politico readers are to deduce from all this (in addition to the revelation that Trump is a filthy liar) is that the man suffers from debilitating health problems and is thus too sick to serve.

Samuelsohn may be on to something. Although it was swept under the carpet by media shilling for Trump, the candidate did stumble climbing the stairs to one of his many homes last year and needed to be helped up by Secret Service members. Here’s a photo of it.

(Image: Screen grab of Amy Adams video, YouTube)
(Image: Screen grab of Amy Adams video, YouTube)

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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