President Trump had his annual physical last Friday, and the results were revealed earlier this week. While it wasn’t quite the “healthiest man ever to exist in the universe” fiasco of the election, it gave rise to an instant conspiracy theory.
The “girther” movement saw the declaration that Trump was 6’3 and 239 pounds, and promptly decided it was a lie, based on a bunch of other people who are about 6’3 and 239 and don’t look a damn thing like Donald Trump.
Chatter about President Trump’s weight was deemed to be everything from an expected outgrowth of Trump tendency to lie about pretty much everything, to “hypocritical and ignorant” fat shaming.
While the “girth certificate” debate raged, I was disturbed by an actual omission in the president’s medical exam: we don’t know if he got his flu shot.
In fact, he almost certainly didn’t.