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'Girther Movement' Has People Questioning Trump's Weight (Photos)

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The results of President Donald Trump's medical exam have sparked the birth of a new hashtag called the "girther movement."

Several skeptics have taken to Twitter after White House physician Ronny Jackson's medical exam stated the president's weight to be 239 pounds, the Daily Mail reports. The exam also stated that Trump is just under 6 foot 3 inches tall.

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the CDC, Trump's body mass index of 29.9 makes him officially overweight. But many social media users had a hard time believing the president only weighs 239 pounds.

The skepticism gave way to a new movement called the "girther movement." The hashtag was presumably inspired by Trump's infamous "birther movement," in which he called for former President Barack Obama to release his birth certificate. Social media users are now asking Trump to step on a scale.

Among those skeptics was Director James Gunn. He fired off a series of tweets in response to Trump's medical exam results.

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"Trump's medical exam says he's 6'3" and 239 pounds," Gunn tweeted. "Albert Pujols is 6'3" and 240 pounds. If the dementia tests are equally accurate, we are doomed."

The director then upped the ante.

"I will give 100 thousand dollars to Trump's favorite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us," Gunn wrote. "For real."

Several other Twitter users posted memes poking fun at the president's alleged weight. In a bid to offer side by side comparisons, some users even posted photos of athletes who are around the same size Trump's medical exam claims he is.

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Still, Jackson said Trump is in "excellent health." However, he did admit that he advised the president to improve on his diet and exercise.

"He has a lot of energy and a lot of stamina," Jackson said of Trump.

The White House physician, who also served under Obama, added that he believes Trump is mentally "sharp" and "intact."

"I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or his -- you know, his neurological function. So I was not going to do a cognitive exam. I had no intention of doing one," Jackson said, adding that he included the evaluation under the president's own request.

The doctor said Trump scored a 30 of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test, adding that there was "no indication that he has cognitive issues."

"He's very sharp. He's very articulate when he speaks to me," Jackson said.

The physician also addressed reports that Trump slept about four to five hours a night.

"He's probably been that way his whole life," Jackson said. "That's probably why he's been successful."

Sources: Daily Mail, Twitter (2) / Featured Image: Michael Candelori/Flickr / Embedded Images: The White House and Twitter via Daily Mail

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