This month’s edition of The New Yorker has been released, and it contains an article about President Donald Trump’s health and the possibility of his impeachment. The facts they uncovered can only be described as disturbing.
The renowned publication reports that Trump has his own bizarre theory about why exercise, contrary to every medical expert’s opinion, makes you die sooner:
Other than golf, [Trump] considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.
This is outrageous and something only an exceptionally stupid teenager might believe. Exercise is essential for good health and a long life, it does not deplete the body’s ‘life force.’ Apparently this is no longer obvious in the land of ‘alternative facts’ – humans are not batteries.
Trump’s refusal to exercise, love of fast food, and being overweight – he is four pounds shy of being clinically obese – would indicate to any rational individual that Trump’s health is far from exemplary. He also refuses to sleep more than a couple hours a night, even though this is known to be unhealthy.
Despite these facts, his personal physician wrote a bizarre note (beginning “To Whom My Concern:”) assuring the American people that, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
One can only imagine that Dr. Harold Bornstein has a time machine which enabled him to personally examine every previous president.
Perhaps we should demand that our leaders be in the best shape possible, but we should certainly demand that they have a grasp of basic facts. Trump’s insistence on his theory that exercise kills demonstrates not only an astounding degree of stupidity, but also a refusal to listen to experts and take science seriously.
Trump is not qualified to be president, and if America survives four years under his uninformed leadership it will be a miracle.
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.