One Pound Away from Obesity

1 lb.

Slate notes one result from President Trump’s medical exam “was conspicuously abnormal: the president’s body mass index. … At 6’3” and 239 pounds, Trump’s BMI is 29.9, exactly 0.1 units shy of one big league distinction: obesity. Remarkably, the president was found to be exactly 1 pound lighter than a weight that would have pushed him over the edge to receive the diagnosis of obesity. Similarly, if he were merely 1/10 of an inch shorter, he would also be considered obese.”

Most Find Trump’s Behavior Alarming

71%

A new George Washington University Battleground Poll finds there is widespread national concern about President Trump’s public discourse and behavior. Key finding: The survey found that 71% of voters agreed his “behavior is not what I expect from a president” (27% disagreed), and 68% agreed his “words and actions could get us accidentally involved in an international conflict” (29% disagreed). Also striking: Almost two-thirds (63%) of the registered voters polled said the country is on the wrong track, and a majority (56%) had an unfavorable view of President Trump (41% favorable).

Trump Thanks Putin for Expelling Diplomatic Staff

“I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll.”

— U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, thanking Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, breaking nearly two weeks of silence on Putin’s July 30 order cutting U.S. embassy and consulate staff by nearly two thirds, Reuters reports.