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100k bounty for Trump’s true weight


A NEW social media “movement” demanding Donald Trump step on the scales live on TV is gaining momentum.

It comes after White House doctor Ronny Jackson found the US President to be 190 centimetres, weighing 107 kilograms, putting him in the overweight category, reports The Sun.

But hundreds of people tweeting with the #GirtherMovement hashtag are accusing the US president, 71, of lying about his weight.

The term is a play on the “birther” movement spawned by Mr Trump in 2011, when he repeatedly called for then-President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate. Mr Trump alleged he was born in Kenya and not eligible to lead the country.

Calls for him to reveal his weight more transparently are being led by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who offered to cough up US$100,000 (A$140,000) to Mr Trump’s favourite charity if he complies.

He said: “I will give 100 thousand dollars to Trump’s favourite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medi…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/doubt-over-us-president-donald-trumps-weight-gives-rise-to-twitter-girther-movement/news-story/5bd9731e81fbe10fa69c8747f28c8bd2

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