In Florida, Trump Says His Hands Are Too Big For Gloves (Video)

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The size of President Donald Trump's hands has again made its way into national conversations in light of a viral video (below) showing Trump announcing that his hands were too big to wear a pair of disposable plastic gloves he was given while serving victims of Hurricane Irma.

On Sept. 14, President Trump and his wife, Melania, joined with Vice President Mike Pence, Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and others to pass out meals in Naples, Florida, to those impacted by the hurricane, according to a White House press pool report published by the Washington Examiner.

President Trump, who stood behind a tin of sandwiches, reportedly struggled to put on his pair of food safety gloves, as his thumb slipped through the glove and ripped it.

"They're too small," the president can be heard saying in the video, as he looks at the camera and offers a Florida resident a firm handshake.

Wearing a glove only on his left hand, he meets and greets folks, shaking their hands and dishing out compliments. 

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He thanks a man wearing a Trump campaign shirt, has him model it for the camera, and offers him a sandwich after the man makes Trump smile by yelling, "Make America great again!"

"You're wearing a good shirt, take two," President Trump says playfully, as Melania hands out bottle water and Pence distributes bananas.

The president has made similar comments about the size of his hands before. At the beginning of September, while Trump was meeting with victims of Hurricane Harvey, a video tweeted by Pat Ward of Fox News showed the president struggling with his disposable gloves before turning to the camera and saying: "My hands are too big!"

Trump's hands are on the smaller size for a person of his stature: from the tip of his middle finger down to his wrist, his hands measure at 7.25 inches, reports the Washington Post, which gathered the information based off a 1997 bronze cast of his hand at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York.

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This is in the 15 percentile of American men, among whom the average length is 7.61 inches. The average height is 5 feet 9 inches -- far shorter than the president, who stands at 6 feet 3 inches. According to that data, 85 percent of American men have bigger hands than he does, as do a third of women.

Sources: Washington Examiner, Washington Post, Pat Ward/Twitter / Featured Image: Michael Vadon/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Gage Skidmore/FlickrEvan Guest/Flickr

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