Donald Trump stands at 6-foot-3 and tips the scales at 215 pounds — at least according to booking records released after his Thursday night arrest in Atlanta, where the heavyweight presidential contender was taken into custody for allegedly attempting to fix the 2020 election he lost.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who covered Trump in the White House, tweeted that his booking form was filled out by aides rather than Georgia jailhouse officials.
The idea that the 77-year-old politician is the same height and weight Muhammad Ali was when he battled Joe Frazier in 1971′s “Fight of the Century” has a lot of people questioning the tale of the tape.
“It was clearly not an athletic commission-certified scale,” fight promoter Larry Goldberg jokingly told the Daily News.
The Atlantic City native, who has worked with Lou DiBella and books fights at Sony Hall, said he laughed when he heard Trump came in pounds under what Goldberg thinks is realistic. He said the New York State Athletic Commission might ask to see video evidence of a new weigh-in if he booked a fighter of Trump’s build who claimed to be 215 pounds.
“If I was a betting man, I’d go all in on the over,” Goldberg joked.
Ali, 29, suffered his first professional loss in that 1971 fight with Frazier. He told reporters he thought he won the bout, but unlike Trump, Ali accepted the outcome.
“It’s a good feeling to lose,” Ali said the next day. “The people who follow you are going to lose, too. You got to set an example of how to lose.”
The Trump camp’s accounting of their fighter’s dimensions was widely mocked on Friday — largely because Trump claimed to stand at 6-foot-2 and weigh 240 pounds when he was arrested in April on campaign finance charges in Manhattan. It was his first of four indictments since leaving the White House in 2021.
A copy of Trump’s 2012 driver’s license, obtained by Politico, also lists him at 6-foot-2. But it’s the former president’s alleged weight that’s really getting laughs.
“You can be slimmer at a heavier weight than someone lighter, depending on how much non-fat mass you have in proportion to fat mass,” the health site says.
Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson is listed at 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds, and he’s arguably the most nimble quarterback in the NFL.
Meanwhile, Atlanta New First reports that actor Chris Hemsworth was 6-foot-3 and 220 lbs. when he played muscle-bound superhero Thor in the 2011 movie of the same name.
Longtime Trump-hater Bette Midler enjoyed a good chuckle over the former president’s supposed new size.
“Trump’s self-reported arrest paperwork in Georgia lists him as 6′3″ 215 pounds. 215??? Of course!” she laughed on social media. “5th indictment coming for committing fraud on the paperwork. His A** weighs 215!”