I have followed a longstanding policy to avoid making fun of people’s names or their appearance.
Then along came Donald John Trump, who ran for president of the United States and, yes, along the way made an annoying habit of needling his political foes over their appearance.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky? Some of the women who accused him of sexual impropriety? Carly Fiorina?
Trump said some hideous things about them.
So, the president is now fair game to those of us who, um, feel compelled to comment on some aspects of his physical appearance.
I’m howling at the idea of a new movement that’s springing up around the country. It’s called the “Girther Movement,” which is meant to call attention to the president’s ample waistline. Oh, yeah, it also reminds us all of the “birther movement” that Trump used to call attention to the lies about President Obama’s place of birth.
The White House physician, Ronny Jackson, says the president weighs in at 239 pounds; he stands 6 foot 3 inches tall and he is close to being declared “obese,” according to Dr. Jackson.
Some folks are questioning whether Trump really and truly weighs a mere 239 pounds, suggesting that he is, um, a good bit heftier.
Trump may be the smartest, richest, least racist person any of us have ever seen.
But … he is far from the fittest. He loves his cheeseburgers, Diet Cokes and doesn’t exercise a lick — or so we’re led to believe.
Girther movement? Sure. Sign me up.