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Trump's fitness questioned -- is he less fit than Obama, a smoker?

Mike Opelka
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Former president Barack Obama smoked cigarettes through much of his two terms in office despite efforts to quit. He has said he is only an occasional smoker, but doctors say any amount of smoking damages vessels and organs.

Politico has now published a long analysis of President Donald Trump's lack of athleticism. They imply that the 71-year-old is not fit or mobile enough, choosing to take a golf cart more often than walking. Mike Opelka, who is a golfer, said on today's "Pure Opelka" that a player might walk four miles during a typical golf round, which might be more difficult for a man Trump's age sometimes.

He did admit that "golf is about as aerobic as pinochle." But at 6'3" and 236 pounds, Trump is not medically obese. Mike asked of the writer, Ben Strauss, "Are you body shaming a 71-year-old man?" wondering why the left gets upset about judging people by their weight and lifestyle in every other instance...except this president.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 7–10 p.m. ET & Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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