Donald Trump Will Be One Of America’s Fattest Presidents

Donald Trump might have thought it was okay to fat-shame former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, but that’s like people in glass houses throwing stones. No matter how you look at it, Trump is obese. And when he takes the oath of office, he’ll have his place in the history books as one of America’s fattest presidents.

At the moment, there is no official number for the portly president-to-be, but the New York Times noted Trump’s weight, as revealed during the ‘Dr. Oz Show’ in September at 236 pounds, which was later revised to 267 pounds. At 6-foot-3, that gives Trump a body mass index (BMI) of 29.5 to 33.4.

However, no one really needs a medical report to see that Trump is fat; all you have to do is look at him. And judging by his double and triple chins, seems to be getting fatter.

Whether or not he catches up to America’s fattest president, William Howard Taft, remains to be seen. Taft tops the list, so far, at 340 pounds.

When Grover Cleveland took office as America’s 24th president, he packed 260 pounds on to his 5-foot-11-inch frame.

That means if Trump actually weighs 267 pounds, (or more) he comes in second on the fat president’s list. But who knows? By the time he leaves office, Trump might beat Taft, and win the title of fattest president in American history.

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Tobin is the author of Afterlife: The Journey Of A Dog’s Spirit This heartwarming story is told through the eyes of an animal spirit that has been sent back to earth in the body of a small dog. His mission is to help a young woman discover that their destinies are more connected to the powers of the Spirit World than either of them ever imagined. If you’ve ever shared your life with a dog or any other pet, you will never look at them the same way again after reading this book. Available now on

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Tobin is a political junkie and animal rights advocate. She won the Allvoices American Pundit Award for her reporting on the 2012 elections, and believes that if people can stand on line to buy junk food, they should also be able to stand on line to vote. Tobin is the author of "Afterlife: The Journey of a Dog's Spirit" available on