James Gunn Offers $100K to Charity if Donald Trump Gets Weighed Again

James Gunn

Although Donald Trump's first medical evaluation in office may have eased recent concerns about his mental state, it also sparked a mocking "girther" movement among those who question official findings that the president is 6-foot-3 and weighs 239 pounds. The #Girther hashtag quickly sprang up on Twitter -- it's a callback to the "birther" movement championed by Trump -- littered with joking demands that White House doctor Ronny Jackson release the president's "girth certificate." However, the writer/director of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 went a step further, and offered money for a second opinion.

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In a series of tweets on Tuesday, James Gunn compared Trump's height and weight to Los Angels Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who's listed at 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, before getting down to business: a $100,000 donation to a charity of the president's choice if he'll step on the scale again.

I will give 100 thousand dollars to Trump's favorite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us. For real. #Girther #GirtherMovement

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2018

When someone accused Gunn of "fat-shaming," the filmmaker replied, "This has nothing to do with fat shaming. It has to do with a continuous pattern of fabricating facts by both Trump and his administration."

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Lest we think his questions pertain only to the president's weight, Gunn also posted a photo of the purportedly 6-foot-3 Trump alongside the 6-foot-1 Barack Obama.

A picture of a 6’3” man standing next to a 6’1” man and their wives. pic.twitter.com/VmnLjHfvMq

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2018

We'll update in the event the president takes Gunn up on his offer.

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