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"A tall candidate has won, I think, every one but three of the presidential elections in history," the New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate quipped during a Wednesday appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."


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At 6 feet, 5 inches, de Blasio is reportedly the tallest mayor in New York's modern history. De Blasio is so tall, The New York Times reported in 2014, that "city workers had to build an oversize podium for him, installing a custom sliding step that can be pulled out for shorter speakers."

"The tall candidate almost always wins," de Blasio, 58, told Noah. "And I'm taller than Donald Trump. Do the math."

The 73-year-old commander in chief measured in at 6 feet, 3 inches, according to the results of a physical exam released by the White House earlier this year.