David Frum: Trump ‘One of the Fattest Presidents Ever’

‘He can’t pick up a ball, never mind throw it’

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Fat shaming is back!

President Trump came under fire for his weight Sunday, courtesy of former Bush Administration speechwriter, David Frum.

Frum called Trump “one of the fattest presidents ever” during a Sunday appearance on CNN and went on to mock his athletic prowess. “He’s the least physically capable president since Roosevelt was in a wheelchair.”

“He can’t pick up a ball, never mind throw it,” Frum added. 

The comments came during a segment on “Reliable Sources” on the role of memes in the 2020 election, and their potential to affect voter behavior.

Here’s a transcript of the exchange:

AVLON: "David, one of the things that’s so interesting and sinister about this stuff is that it really does have the impact of trying to increase cynicism and apathy, that’s part of its goal, to sort of muddy the waters. Tell us about your insights into that?"

FRUM: "Well, it has an affect on people’s affirmative ideas. One of the things Donald Trump tried to spread in 2016 was the idea that Hillary Clinton was somehow physically incapable of managing the presidency. Donald Trump was the oldest president ever. One of the fattest presidents ever. The least physically capable president since Roosevelt was in a wheelchair. He can’t pick up a ball, never mind throw it. He was able to put into the minds of tens of millions of people, the idea that Hillary Clinton who is a vigorous woman in good health, was too sick to be president."

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