It is well known that Donald Trump has an insane theory about exercise. He believes it is actually bad for your health. At the same time, he defends himself against those who accuse him of getting insufficient exercise. His doctor reportedly tells him to get more exercise. Trump told Reuters news service after his 2018 physical test results were made public, “I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that.” That’s a pretty strange way to describe your exercise–“I this, I that.” Sounds like he doesn’t get hardly any because he can’t even tell us what it is. Oh, President Trump says he gets exercise from walking from one government building to another. How many calories does that burn up–100? That’s about the equivalent of ten little McDonalds’ french fries; maybe less.
The New Yorker magazine said of Donald Trump, “Other than golf, he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.” The book Trump Revealed, written by Washington Post reporters Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher, explain Trump’s battery theory more thoroughly, “After college, after Trump mostly gave up his personal athletic interests, he came to view time spent playing sports as time wasted. Trump believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted. So he didn’t work out. When he learned that John O’Donnell, one of his casino executives, was training for an ironman triathlon, he admonished him, ‘You are going to die young because of this.'”
That is one of the many reasons why I say of the self-proclaimed “extremely stable genius”–“Donald Trump Is Dumber than a Stick.” It’s just the opposite–exercise makes you stronger and healthier, both physically and mentally. I’ve worked out with weights all of my life since I was eighteen years old, except for a two-year hiatus in my early thirties when I got married. Donald Trump’s lack of exercise shows–he’s obese.
Trump says he gets exercise from playing golf. There’s a lot of fat, retired Americans like Donald Trump who play golf–riding around in that battery-powered golf cart. As a professional golfer, I can tell you that that doesn’t give you much exercise. How much does it get your heart rate up? And I’m not talking about when you dunk the ball in the water or yip a short putt and thereby go into a rage. Donald Trump’s theory about exercise not only shows how dumb he is; it’s an excuse for being lazy.
So, you say, what difference does it make? Just let the dummy spout his conspiracy theory about people trying to take away our life energy by convincing us we should exercise. Well, the worrisome thing is that it reflects on how he thinks about other things about health and medical science in general. During the first two months that this coronavirus was spreading throughout the U.S., President Trump blew it off, saying it was “nothing” and would soon disappear “like a miracle.” He eventually wouldn’t listen to medical authorities, having a theory about him being a genius and therefore smarter than them. He wasn’t interested in protecting our health just like he isn’t interested in protecting his own health, saying, “don’t waste your energy by exercising; just go with me to McDonalds and get a couple of Big Macs and some yummy french fries. We’ll be preserving our energy.” That’s insane.