Hours after bragging about his “gorgeous chest,” President Trump on Wednesday tweeted out a photoshopped image of his head superimposed over the body of a chiseled Rocky Balboa.
The president tweeted out the image, which originally served as an advertisement for the 1982 film “Rocky III” starring Sylvester Stallone, about an hour after he arrived at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2019
“Now we know what they did to him at that mysterious doctor’s visit?” NBC News anchor Andrea Mitchell tweeted in reaction to the president’s tweet.
“There goes the President, posting shirtless fanfic of himself again,” tweeted former Obama aide Jon Favreau.
Trump, who is spending Thanksgiving weekend at his nearby Mar-a-Lago estate, bragged about his “gorgeous chest” while addressing thousands of fans at the Sunrise arena in South Florida on Tuesday.
Pushing back on rumors that he was treated for a cardiac arrest after his unannounced visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on November 17, Trump explained he hadn’t worn a tie for the tests because he knew he’d be asked to remove his shirt.
“Why would I wear a tie?” Trump asked the crowd. “If the first thing they do is say ‘Take off your shirt, sir, and show us that gorgeous chest?”
“We’ve never seen a chest quite like it,” he added, mimicking a doctor’s voice, to his audience’s rapturous delight.
"Show us that gorgeous chest. We want to see it. We've never seen a chest quite like it."@realDonaldTrump jokes that the doctors wanted to see his "gorgeous" chest when he went to the hospital and he wasn't wearing a tie. pic.twitter.com/Ux3KjOglKt
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 27, 2019
Trump then invited several Republican officials to join him onstage, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
He first congratulated DeSantis, calling him “one of the most popular governors anywhere in the country,” and then things took a bizarre turn.
Trump said that whenever he would see DeSantis on television, “I always thought Ron was a little bit heavy.”
But then, one day, he gave DeSantis a pat on the shoulder, and was so taken aback he exclaimed, “Whoa! That’s strong. That’s a lot of muscle there. My hand didn’t sink in like it does with a lot of people. And then I see him without a shirt one day, and this guy is strong. He’s not fat. That’s all power. That’s all muscle. I want to tell you that.”
“I said, ‘Ron, you’re one of the few I say it to: Don’t walk around with a jacket all the time,” he added. “Take it off.’ He’s a great guy, he’s a tough guy, he’s a brilliant guy, and he’s our governor.”