The former president was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday as part of the state’s investigation into his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Alongside a historic mug shot—the first ever taken of a current or former US president— his height and weight were recorded as 6’3” and 215lbs— numbers that raised eyebrows on social media, where people began comparing his stats to those of athletes and celebrities like Muhammad Ali, Joe Burrow, and Chris Hemsworth.
When he was in the White House, Mr Trump’s weight was reported to be 243lbs.
On Friday, adult film star Stormy Daniels decided to have her say on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Mmmkay! And I’m 110lbs and a virgin!” Ms Daniels tweeted sarcastically. “I’m not a scale or a doctor but I have spent some time beneath 215lb men and Tiny was not one of them.”
Ms Daniels’ alleged affair with Mr Trump in 2006 also has him facing multiple charges in New York. In April, the Manhattan District Attorney charged Mr Trump with 34 counts of falsifying business records over alleged hush money payments ahead of the 2016 election. He has pleaded not guilty.
The former president was booked and released at Fulton County jail on 24 August. He faces 13 charges of attempting to overturn the 2020 election in the state of Georgia.
He was charged alongside 18 others including Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and Mark Meadows.
Following his arrest, Mr Trump shared an image of his mugshot on X/Twitter, constituting his first post on the social media platform in two years.
The former president was banned from the site in January 2021 but his account was reinstated after Twitter was purchased by billionaire Elon Musk.
Mr Trump is already trying to profit from his unprecedented mug shot by asking supporters to pay $34 for a t-shirt featuring the photo and the slogan “never surrender”.
His campaign sent out an email offering a “free” premium cotton t-shirt featuring the mug shot – in exchange for a $47 donation.
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