donald trump turned himself in to the officers Fulton County, Georgia on Thursday, where he was officially processed, booked and mugshot – but some of the shooting information about the ex-president caused confusion.
Just a day before the Fulton County District Attorney Fanie Willis After Trump set a deadline for the ex-president and his 18 co-defendants to appear in connection with charges of disrupting the Georgia election in 2020, he headed to jail.
There, officials took down Mr Trump’s identifying information – his height, eye color, hair color and weight.
At five feet three inches tall, with “blonde or strawberry” hair and blue eyes, nothing seemed out of the ordinary until people noticed that his weight was listed as 215 pounds.
The figure was a significant drop from the last time the ex-president’s weight was announced at his first indictment in April.
At the time, Mr Trump reportedly told New York officials that he weighed 240 pounds – suggesting he claims to have lost 25 pounds (two kilos) over the past four months.
That was already down from his weight in 2020 when his doctor, Dr. Sean Conley, who said Mr Trump weighed 244 pounds.
Based on his current apparent weight, he has a BMI of 26.9, which makes him officially overweight, according to calculations by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the CDC.
His apparent April weight of 240 pounds gives him a BMI of 30 – putting him in the obese category.
Several radio reports this time gave palpably surprising responses to Mr Trump’s reported weight.
On CNN, host Jake Tapper exclaimed, “Wait, wait, what?” as his co-hosts read Fulton County’s official accounting report.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow questioned the report’s integrity, asking, “Did they actually measure it? Did they put it on a scale?”
Another MSNBC host said 6’1″ and 230 lbs are the “exact measurements” of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
“The resemblance is uncanny,” Maddow joked while other hosts laughed.
On X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, people compared Mr Trump’s weight to that of other notable athletes.
“Donald Trump claims he is 1.90 meters tall and weighs 95 kilograms. That’s the listed height and weight of Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord…I’m not buying it, LMAO,” at X User wrote.
Some ridiculed the admission information, believing Mr Trump had misleadingly declared his weight himself. It is unclear if Mr Trump shared his information with officials or if he was weighed.
Twitch streamer HasanAbi said: “There’s no way to scale this man, he’s NOT 215 pounds at 6’1”.
“All I know is that when they asked Trump his weight, the room went quiet and he said 215 pounds.” another X user wrote.
Mr. Trump faces a violation of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (Rico) Act and 12 other charges related to his alleged effort and conspiracy to overturn the 2020 Fulton County election results.
Twelve of the 18 other co-defendants charged alongside Mr Trump had also surrendered in Georgia as of Thursday night. These include Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis and John Eastman, among others.