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Donald Trump has grown a full inch since becoming a senior citizen, according to his White House doctor

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President Donald Trump is in “excellent” health, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson told reporters during a White House press briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Jackson reported that Trump is six feet and three inches (75″) tall and weighs 239 lbs.

In 2012, the State of New York issued Trump a driver’s license listing his height as six feet and two inches (74″).

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The document was issued in May of 2012 when Trump was sixty-five years old.

That height/weight ratio listed by the White House makes Trump “overweight” according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Body Mass Index (BMI).

If Trump were a single pound heavier, HHS would label him “obese.”

However, if Trump were a single inch shorter, he would also be considered medically obese.

There are a number of potential explanations for the discrepancy between New York and the White House on President Trump’s height. One of the readings could have been wrong. The president may have grown an inch.

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Or, the president may actually be obese.


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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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