Taika Waititi’s experience with Donald Trump seems to track with what we know about Trump’s concern over his personal appearance, particularly his weight, if his past comments are any indication. When he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore in 2018, Trump asked photographers, “Getting a good picture, everybody? So we look nice and handsome and thin and perfect?” per USA Today. That got him some side-eye from Kim, and it seemed to highlight a potential personal obsession of Trump’s with weight and appearance.
Trump has mocked the weight of others before, like Republican Chris Christie, in what could be considered projection. At a campaign rally in New Hampshire in 2019, Trump mistook a supporter for a protestor, which might be why he publicly insulted him. “That guy’s got a serious weight problem,” Trump said from the podium, “Go home, start exercising,” via USA Today.
Trump’s own weight faced internet skepticism when he surrendered at the Fulton County jail and self-reported his weight at 215 pounds, which would mark a nearly 30-pound weight loss since he left office. Trump also released a letter from his personal doctor in November 2023 that noted his health and that he’d lost weight “through an improved diet and continued daily physical activity.”
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