John Kerry Pokes Fun at Trump’s Weight, Requests to See His ‘Girth Certificate’

68th United States Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during his a public lecture "Can diplomacy overcome the challenges of a new world?" for students, scientific workers and opinion leaders in Kiev, Ukraine, 15 September, 2017. (Photo by STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Former Secretary of State John Kerry made a few jabs at President Trump’s weight while speaking at the annual Alfalfa Club dinner in Washington, DC, Saturday evening.

Kerry, 74, made the joke referencing the results of the president’s most recent physical examination, tying it to the birther conspiracy from several years ago where some people questioned whether former President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.

“Despite the pressure he’s under, the White House physician says President Trump is in great shape—a trim 239 pounds. Personally, I just won’t believe him until he produces his long-form girth certificate,” Kerry, who served under the Obama administration, told the audience Saturday.

Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, announced that Trump is in “excellent” health after giving him a physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center this month.

Jackson, however, suggested that the president follow a healthier diet and take part in a more rigorous exercise program.

According to the results of Trump’s physical, the president weighs 239 pounds and is one pound shy of the threshold to be considered obese.


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