Jackson: We Hid Vegetables in Trump’s Mashed Potatoes

“The exercise stuff never took off as much as I wanted it to. But we were working on his diet. We were making the ice cream less accessible, we were putting cauliflower into the mashed potatoes.”

— Ronny Jackson, the former White House doctor who is now running for Congress, told the New York Times that staff used to put vegetables in President Trump’s mashed potatoes in an effort to improve his diet.

Trump Is Now Officially Obese


“President Trump weighed in at 243 pounds during his physical last week, an increase of four pounds from last year,” USA Today reports. At Trump’s reported height of 6 feet 3 inches, his weight would give him a body mass index of 30.4, just over the line of obesity. “The administration released the report in the midst of a busy news cycle, just minutes after officials announced that Trump would declare a ‘national emergency’ at the border in a bid to obtain funding for a border wall.”