Mus­cley Trump on a Rocky path

The Citizen (KZN) - - To Make Your Day -

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.

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