As with many presidents before him, Donald Trump faced heavy criticism from a large portion of the US population. Of course, things turned especially ugly after the January 6 riots at the US Capitol Building, perhaps leaving an everlasting stain on Trump’s political legacy.
While Trump’s presidency was panned by some, it was his mental and physical health that others chose to question repeatedly. Indeed, though he had aimed fire at current president, Joe Biden, there were those who openly said that he wasn’t fit for the Oval Office, in the literal sense of the world.
Interestingly, besides playing plenty of golf, Trump doesn’t seem to work out at all.
So what are the former POTUS’s views on reagular physical exercise?Has he ever been a fan? Here, we take a look at the exercise routines of his and other former presidents – and learn why Donald Trump thinks it’s dangerous to work out.
Donald Trump’s life post the White House has been pretty quiet. After leaving Washington for his estate Mar-a-Lago in Florida in the wake of losing the election to Joe Biden, the former president has mostly chosen to stay out of the spotlight.
His family – wife Melania Trump and children Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr – continue to support their father and are busy at work furthering the growth of his empire. Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump, recently started a new school in the southern state.
Naturally, it didn’t take long after Trump lost the 2021 election before details about his presidency started to come to light.
In her memoir, former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham revealed how Donald Trump lashed out at his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, for wearing a jacket with the text “‘ I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ on her way to a grant housing facility.
At the time, Trump and his administration were under heavy criticism because of their policy of separating migrant children from family members.
Trump also lashed out and criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci several times publicly. For example, in October 2020, he called the expert a “disaster.”. Weeks later, during a Florida rally, Trump said he was considering firing him “a little bit after” the election.
Responding, Fauci didn’t want to name specific incidents, but he said that the many falsehoods Trump spread about Coronavirus led to him not being able to do his job correctly.
“When it became clear that in order to maintain my integrity and to get the right message across I had to publicly disagree with him, he did things — or allowed things to happen — that were terrible,” he said, adding that former Vice President Mike Pence tried “his very best” to address the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Now, Trump’s own health came under scrutiny several times during his presidency. He was often seen playing golf, though regular exercise and a controlled diet weren’t things he put much stock in.
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Turns out, Trump doesn’t like either of those things. In fact, he expressly stated that exercise isn’t all that good for you.
Being the President of the United States is commonly known to be one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Presidents are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, traveling domestically and around the globe and having meetings around the clock.
A 2015 study published by the British Medical Journal even found that world leaders live an average of 2.7 years fewer than runners-up.