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How tall is Donald Trump? Driver’s license raises questions

Call it Donald Trump and the angry inch.

A copy of the president-elect’s driver’s license shows a discrepancy about his height. 

Trump’s height on his New York state license is listed as 6 feet 2 inches, according to a Politico report. But in an appearance earlier this year on “Dr. Oz,” Trump nodded as host Dr. Mehmet Oz read a letter from the real estate mogul’s doctor stating that he was 6 feet 3 inches. 

The website Slate noted in a September commentary that when standing next to former GOP White House hopeful Jeb Bush, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall, Trump was visibly shorter. 

{mosads}“Is it possible that Trump’s doctor added the extra inch so that his patient, who is not exactly lacking in vanity, would not be ‘officially’ obese?” the Slate article theorized.

With the stats given on “Dr. Oz,” Trump’s body mass index (BMI) put him in the “overweight” range, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If he was shorter, Trump’s BMI, a calculation derived from a person’s weight divided by their height, would inch closer to the “obese” category.

In October, The Washington Post compared photos of Trump next to notable figures to attempt to determine his height. The paper stated the photos “raise doubts about his stature claims.”

Trump’s license, which was issued in 2012, expires in 2020. It also includes what appears to be a dated photo of Trump and lists him as having blue eyes.
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