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One Pound Away from Obesity

1 lb.

Slate notes one result from President Trump’s medical exam “was conspicuously abnormal: the president’s body mass index. … At 6’3” and 239 pounds, Trump’s BMI is 29.9, exactly 0.1 units shy of one big league distinction: obesity. Remarkably, the president was found to be exactly 1 pound lighter than a weight that would have pushed him over the edge to receive the diagnosis of obesity. Similarly, if he were merely 1/10 of an inch shorter, he would also be considered obese.”

Enumerati

Americans Split on Trump’s Stability

45% to 47%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters disapprove of the job President Trump is doing, 57% to 38%. Key finding: “Wide gender, racial and political gaps leave American voters divided on whether Trump is ‘mentally stable,’ as 45% say he is stable and 47% say he is not stable.”

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Most Think Trump Is Not Fit to Be President

53% to 44%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that American voters say President Trump is intelligent by a 53% to 44% margin, but they also say 69% to 28% that he is not level-headed and by 57% to 40% that he is not fit to serve as president. Grading President Trump’s first year in office, 39% of voters give him an “F,” while 17% give him a “D.” Trump’s job approval is a dismal 36% to 59%.

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Trump Rates Own ‘Performance’

“My performance — some people called it my performance, I consider it work — got great reviews by everybody except two networks… Some said it was one of the greatest meetings they’ve ever seen.”

— President Trump, quoted by Axios, boasting about his handling of yesterday’s bipartisan meeting on immigration.

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Wolff Got Some Things Right in Book

“There are definitely parts of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury that are wrong, sloppy, or betray off-the-record confidence. But there are two things he gets absolutely right, even in the eyes of White House officials who think some of the book’s scenes are fiction: his spot-on portrait of Trump as an emotionally erratic president, and the low opinion of him among some of those serving him. … In the past year, we have had many of the same conversations with the same sources Wolff used. We won’t betray them, or put on the record what was off.”

Mike Allen and Jim Vande Hei

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Trump Takes Credit for Commercial Aviation Safety Record

“Since taking office I have been very strict on commercial aviation. Good news – it was just reported that there were zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!”

— President Trump, on Twitter, taking credit for planes not crashing.

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Apparently, Trump Can’t Count Either

“Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this. I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different reasons), and they did. I also predicted ‘I’ would win. Republicans will do well in 2018, very well!”

— President Trump, on Twitter.

News & Comment

How Is Trump REALLY Doing?

The Republican National Committee is polling true believers to measure how the president is doing. Here’s the poll:

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Haberman: Trump Is ‘Unleashed’

“Something is unleashed with him lately. I don’t know what is causing it. I don’t know how to describe it.”

— New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, quoted by Newsweek, on President Trump’s recent behavior.

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General Accuses Trump of ‘Outrageous Assault on the Truth’

“If this is who we are or who we are becoming, I have wasted 40 years of my life. Until now it was not possible for me to conceive of an American President capable of such an outrageous assault on truth, a free press or the first amendment.”

— Gen. Michael Hayden, on Twitter, in response to a tweet from President Trump.