Various facts have been recorded regarding the medical histories of all 45 presidents. They range from quite fascinating all the way to downright grotesque, even detailing how former presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and George W. Bush had hemorrhoids and when. Reagan spent much of his childhood dealing with nearsightedness that wasn’t diagnosed until he turned 9 or 10 years-old. He said that once he got glasses, he was surprised that trees had leaves and butterflies existed because his vision was so poor that he never even saw them.
A president’s medical record is under heavy and thorough scrutiny, perhaps more is released than most people would even want to know. Many have speculated that President Trump’s health may not be stellar, since it has been rumored that he eats junk food and seems to be overweight.
On Tuesday, a Wall St. analyst shared that he was concerned about Trump’s health. According to CNBC:
‘The president is a notorious junk-food junkie and not known as much of a fitness buff outside his regular rounds of golf. ‘
Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, offered up several concerns related to Trump’s health, including the fact that he is about 50 pounds overweight, loves eating cheeseburgers, French fries, and well-done steaks, and only sleeps four hours per night.
‘He has not, to our knowledge, had a physical in over a year, or if he has, the results of have not been disclosed.’
An article by The New York Times last year read:
‘President Obama is so disciplined that his wife has teased that he eats precisely seven lightly salted almonds each night.
‘George W. Bush was an exercise buff obsessed with staying trim…but Donald J. Trump is taking a different approach: A junk food aficionado, he is hoping to become the nation’s fast food president.’
Before he was elected, Trump told Anderson Cooper at a CNN town-hall style meeting:
‘The Big Macs are great. The Quarter Pounder. It’s great stuff.’
Trump posted this picture back in August, displaying his fast food taste to the world:
Here are what some had to say:
An article by The Washington Post discussed how the whole nation suffers when the president’s diet is poor. If the country’s highest leader doesn’t eat a healthy diet, it just demonstrates that no one else needs to be healthy either, and begins to affect the nation’s rates of obesity and other health concerns.
Valliere also mentioned that Trump is “angry most of the time” and “profanely berates aides.” Not much else was said regarding the state of his mental health, but it is of particular interest, especially right now, considering the state of affairs in this country and our relations abroad. Trump seems to be having a mental health crisis that has become a state of emergency for our country.
An article written by Ashley Parker of The New York Times says:
‘Is this a political strategy unfolding or a psychiatric condition unfolding – I don’t know but it tells me that absolutely anything is possible in the next 100 days – both good and bad.’
It isn’t good that the leader of the free world is so unpredictable and mentally unstable that people have to wonder what might happen next, not to mention that this, coupled with his junk food addiction, spells disaster for the U.S.
Watch Trump talk to Anderson Cooper about fast food.
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