Muscley Trump on a Rocky path
Washington – Days after causing alarm with an unscheduled trip to a hospital, President Donald Trump tweeted a photo-shopped image of himself as a rippling, bare-chested boxer.
The president is furious over media speculation following his sudden trip to a government hospital outside Washington last Saturday and the startling tweet was his latest attempt to put talk of ill health to rest.
In the picture, Trump’s head is superimposed on the hulking body of a boxer – an image taken from the publicity poster for the Sylvester Stallone movie Rocky III.
The montage, in which a distinctly airbrushed version of the 73-year-old president’s face is used, comes without comment.
He rarely misses a chance to talk up his own physical prowess.
On Tuesday, Trump claimed, wrongly, that major media outlets were reporting he’d had a “massive” heart attack when he was taken to the Walter Reed military hospital.
In fact, most media questioned the unusual circumstances of the visit.