Donald Trump’s single weirdest belief

Donald Trump’s single weirdest belief 1

 

President Donald Trump loves golf but he does not believe in exercise to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Instead, the President believes in the battery theory of life force, which means that people are born with a finite amount of energy. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains what this means as it pertains to the President’s health.

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96 Comments on "Donald Trump’s single weirdest belief"

  1. Hey, Chris here – what is your favorite form of exercise?

    • Sheri Parkhurst | July 16, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      ♿NPC-TardLivesMatter✊ I think ur jealous of Chris! Get over it trumpturd cult member!! lol 😂 😂 😂

    • @MAGA COUNTRY Are you insinuating violence ?

    • don’t care. When Trump leaves office, what’s left of CNN ratings will be gone too.

    • Catania Momma Italia once again Republican stupidity comes shining through. The covid-19 virus is far more deadly and has far longer lasting effects on more people in all age groups it infects.

    • @CNN I roller-skate, hula hoop and dance on my trampoline. All fun and make me feel young (Im in my 40s)

  2. Chris Alexander | July 16, 2020 at 11:01 AM | Reply

    I remember he criticized Obama for playing golf and he said he was going to be too busy running the country that he wasn’t going to have time to play golf. I guess that was a lie , just like everything else that comes out of his mouth.

  3. “We were making the ice-cream less accessible and putting cauliflower in the mashed potato.”

    LITERALLY, things you do to control the diet of an overweight toddler.

  4. I only run when chased, I only swim when drowning, I only camp when homeless, I garden with gloves and do you know why I don’t lift weights…because those things are heavy. : )

  5. Norm MacLeod | July 16, 2020 at 11:22 AM | Reply

    trump will have plenty of time to “exercise” when he is voted out of office in November.
    Every prison has an exercise yard…..right?

    • Stone McDaniels | July 16, 2020 at 6:26 PM | Reply

      Get your coloring book early, I hear Amazon is giving away a free cry button with a purchase of Large Crayons.

    • Robert Athey, oh, did somebody hit a nerve, bleach boy?

    • Spock Rising | July 16, 2020 at 7:22 PM | Reply

      @GOpVID-19 I heard there’s a new killer on the streets. The crap shank killer. They say he uses frozen turds to kill his victims.

    • Colin Mahoney | July 16, 2020 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      @Mike Smith
      But Trump has a lot of experience with 5G he spends many hours every day.
      Smelling those 5 G Strings he stole from Stormy!

    • Colin Mahoney | July 16, 2020 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      @King of America
      Which has the smallest brain “Acting president tRump” or a Rhinovirus?
      Even though you would need an extremely powerful electron microscope to even see a Rhinovirus!
      I would still put my money on Acting President tRump for having the smallest Brain!

  6. Alfred Peeler | July 16, 2020 at 11:33 AM | Reply

    Trump’s idea of exercise is chasing Russian call girls around his Moscow hotel room.

    • Sheri Parkhurst | July 16, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      Trumpturds idea of exercise is picking up the phone to call secret service to bring him a Big Mac!! That and walking from his bedroom to his bathroom 2 stare at himself in his mirror! lol 😂

    • Right? And to clean off all that sweat he works up, he gets the girls to give him a “golden” shower. It was accidental at first, they asked if he wanted a golden shower and he thought it meant a fancy shower. Turns out it’s not, but he liked it and let them finish anyway.

    • @cherry9511 Trump: Come on Ivanka you know you want it

    • Colin Mahoney | July 16, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      @jm8373
      TDS = tRumps delusional scopaths!
      and yes you are right!

    • Eillees Dragos | July 16, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      babeloveforyour.link/uYjzCV4tDXIw

  7. That “healthiest ever” certainly did not refer to his psychological health… tRump is completely bonkers

  8. Ralph Biansco | July 16, 2020 at 11:40 AM | Reply

    Ever wonder what it would be like if we elected a literal toddler to the office of the presidency? Now we know.

  9. Only Trump would see driving a golf cart around as exercise.

    • blameitonthepixie | July 16, 2020 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      Autocorrect sucks! Hanging onto the back.

    • Meiralora Duncan | July 16, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      blameitonthepixie You got that correct on many levels and auto correct just made it funnier. The only thing Bunker Boy does is waddle from the golf cart to the tee while his caddie carries the heavy golf bag and probably chooses which club to use before handing it to Trumpty Dumpty. Cheeto boy then sways back and forth before taking a swing at the ball. Then he squints to see where it goes before waddling back to the golf cart to repeat it again at every hole. I don’t think that an activity where he burns less than a hundred calories counts as exercise.

    • @Meiralora Duncan On the money… I don’t think he even plays tennis anymore, which is probably a blessing for everyone around him. Have you ever seen him in his tennis whites? NO! DON’T LOOK!!! You can’t un-see it.

    • @Gene Miller I disagree. Trump is a hilarious joke to the world and those watching. He’s the product of a corrupt America and dumb inactive uneducated citizens. It’s hilarious.

  10. He’s a little Child, that’s the point I took from this 🤣

    • @kingtut777
      “lying dirtbags”
      That’s funny. Even many Republican Senators and Representatives admit that Trump is a lying dirt bag. Go kick rocks.

    • Stone McDaniels | July 16, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      I agree, they will let anyone have their own shown on CNN and YT

    • Yellow Flash | July 16, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      @Mike Hall *Your daddy Trump looks up directly at a solar eclipse* 🤣

    • Yellow Flash | July 16, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      @kingtut777 *The Greatest president in history? You must know NOTHING about history if you think 136K dead Americans under your daddy Trump’s watch makes him “the greatest president ever” proves you have brain damage* 🧠🚮

    • Yellow Flash 👈. Your daddy Biden doesn’t know what a solar eclipse is?

  11. The science says eating less equals longer life. Maybe he should try that. Well… maybe he shouldn’t… 😉

    • sheila Smith | July 16, 2020 at 4:49 PM | Reply

      😲

    • David Edwards | July 16, 2020 at 5:59 PM | Reply

      “That fried chicken is going to be the death of you Donald…have another piece”.

    • John Moh Blaxta | July 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      Trump, “I love stupid people.”
      White male uneducated voters, “i don’t know what that means but Trump is the best.”

    • sir johnpaulmcdeath | July 16, 2020 at 6:42 PM | Reply

      @D Eating less,not starving you simpleton.Are you slow?Please tell us you’re a comedian.That’s either funny or the dumbest comment of the week.

    • Solengarugar Subarbengabu | July 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Reply

      Trump is brilliant!! Maybe I should exercise less!! His battery theory of life force is probably right!!! The man God of Trump is always right!!!!

  12. I get it now. This whole battery theory of life energy is just an excuse for Trump not being good at sports

    • Terrier Queen | July 16, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      Or at golf! 😀

    • Spudnick J Quesanar | July 16, 2020 at 5:42 PM | Reply

      Trump was scouted by professional baseball scouts when he was young. He was a very good athlete.

    • NoneOfYour Beeswax | July 16, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      Actually Trump was a pretty good athlete when he was young. The dropping of all exercise in the belief that it was a waste of resources sounds very much like the kind of rapacious and self-centred nonsense that his father would have spouted. His father would almost certainly have mocked his son’s sporting ambitions rather than encourage them, and the young Donald was ever eager to be like his odious father.

    • So what’s his excuse for being bad at business? And leadership? And being a person?

    • @Spudnick J Quesanar if you believe Trump …. Nobody else has ever confirmed he was scouted. But yes, Trump was supposedly a very talented player on his high school team. He has a powerful golf swing as well. No doubt he could be a decent athlete. But he is pathologically averse to losing, or being perceived to lose. It’s why he blatantly cheats at golf, and it’s probably why he doesn’t like sports — you can’t be a great athlete without losing once in a while. Look at Mahomes or LaBron — the best athletes in the world learn and get stronger from their losses.

  13. Edward Jordan | July 16, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

    It actually isn’t very good “exercise” to drive a golf cart around

  14. John “Jack” O’Donnell is still alive 3 decades after Trump said he would die young.
    O’Donnell wrote the book “Trumped” on working w/The Donald at the failed casinos [plural/LOL].

  15. I thought of the “Battery Theory of Life”.
    While walking up the back steps to my Grandfather’s home w/my Dad.
    Thought maybe everyone gets only so many steps or whatever.
    I was 8.

  16. Obama: 113 in 8 years
    Trump: 277 in 3 years
    Republican: Obama played more than trump.

    • Thyalwaysseek | July 16, 2020 at 10:23 PM | Reply

      @God_Laughs _At_Atheists “If I win I may never see my property — I may never see these places again. But because I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go golfing, believe me. Believe me. Believe me, folks.” – Donald Trump (August 2016)

    • Eillees Dragos | July 16, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      babeloveforyour.link/dEcStl2QlvAw

    • James Schultz *Est.1982 | July 16, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      @God_Laughs _At_Atheists FOH!

    • James Schultz *Est.1982 | July 16, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      @Demona Viking Amen!

    • @gary doss
      “It’s more an obsession with corruption.”
      That also. But the main trait of character a lot of Republicans are “adorned” with is racism. They just love being that way. It just comes naturally. Their ancestors NEVER digested the Declaration of Emancipation and have transmitted their obsession to their
      offspring for posterity. Most of them can’t even tell why they hate other races. And of course, corruption goes in pair. Luckily, a large number of Republicans don’t have these traits and understand the nonsense. Many Republicans have very good friends of color and they don’t associate the value of a human being by the color of his skin. NO ONE ON THIS PLANET CHOSE THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN OR HIS ORIGIN. This certainly gives EVERYONE plenty to ponder on.

  17. His weirdest belief is that he’s actually a functioning human being.

  18. Dude truly is a genius, no wonder he was over the moon at passing a 3rd grade cognitive test.

  19. Sounds like he also thinks that brain energy is also a finite amount he was born with. Thus, he never uses his brain in hope of saving it till the very end.

  20. Semper verum | July 16, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

    He’s mistaken, he was born with a finite amount of braincells.(about 50 ).

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