Neil deGrasse Tyson Lands Heavy Blow in Debate Over Trump’s Weight (Photo)

Celebrity scientist has his say about presidential physician’s assessment of chief executive

Last Updated: January 22, 2018 @ 2:42 PM

Way to hit below — or at least the general vicinity of — the belt, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Celebrity scientist Tyson weighed in on a topic of much speculation — namely, just where President Donald Trump tips the scales — on Monday, posting a selfie and a few choice words thrown in the general direction of Trump’s physician, Ronny L. Jackson.

“Getting into shape for ‘Cosmos.’ By my measure, 6’2” and 260 lbs this morning,” Tyson wrote.

“Leaving me to wonder what height & weight the White House physician would assign me,” he added.

Last week, after examining Trump, Jackson divulged that the nation’s chief executive was 75 inches in height and weighed in at 239 pounds.

Jackson’s assessment sparked skepticism on social media, with many questioning whether Trump might actually be carrying more weight than that.

“On one hand, as someone who has struggled with weight issues his entire life, I dislike any form of shaming someone for their body,” tweeted “Adam Ruins Everything” writer Mike Drucker. “On the other, no way that fat motherf—er is 239 pounds.”

See Tyson’s take on the topic below.