Website Obtains Trump’s Driver’s License, Finds Yuuuge Discrepancy
“It’s come to this …”
A copy of President-elect Donald Trump’s New York driver’s license was obtained by Politico, which published it Friday. The website noted the license lists him as 6-foot-2, contradicting statements by Trump and his doctor that he is 6-foot-3.
“The Trump transition did not respond to a request for comment about the height listed on his driver’s license,” Politico reported.
Photo published for Trump’s driver’s license casts a new very serious doubt on height claims.
A special edition of Time published earlier this year profiling Trump also listed him at 6-foot-3 while noting “it irritates him that so many media outlets say 6-foot-2.”
In September, Trump appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon. On the program, Trump presented a letter from his gastroenterologist that stated he was 6-foot-3.
“He has had an annual physical exam in the spring of every year,” specified Dr. Harold Bernstein.
The letter went on to state more health data, including Trump’s cholesterol levels, weight (236 pounds), blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
“The study was reported within range of normal,” the doctor concluded. “There is no family history of premature cardiac or neoplastic disease.”
Shortly after the information was released and the television show aired, the liberal website Slate published an article about the Trump height discrepancy.
“Is it possible that Trump’s doctor added the extra inch so that his patient, who is not exactly lacking in vanity, would not be ‘officially’ obese?” wrote Slate author Susan Matthews. “Is it irresponsible to speculate? It is irresponsible not to.”
However, Slate acknowledged that “BMI is a worthless measure of physical health.”
In October, The Washington Post attempted to determine Trump’s height by comparing photos of the president-elect next to others, but there was not a definitive answer. He could be closer to 6′ 2 1/2″.
At many places you have to be equal to or over 6’3″ to be listed as 6’3″, and other places round up or down.