The hosts of “Morning Joe” obsessed over former President Donald Trump’s weight and “strawberry blonde hair” listed on his arrest record in Fulton County, Georgia.
Trump surrendered to Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection to thirteen charges accusing him of attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The jail released a document listing his height as 6’3, his weight as 215 pounds and hair as blonde or “strawberry blonde.”
The co-hosts cast doubt on the former president weighing 215 pounds. It is believed his staff filled out his height and weight on the form.
“I don’t believe he actually was weighed. We’re told that his staff filled out that form in advance which is why he’s listed as 6’3, 215 which probably hasn’t been since the Wharton School of Finance. But nonetheless, a sobering moment, really different from the other cases. And whatever happens in this Fulton County case, it’s a reminder that this is the one that he can’t pardon himself on, that he has maybe less control of and it’s a bit of a wildcard.”
“Well, it was a very sobering moment,” co-host Joe Scarborough said. “One of the few moments of levity provided by Donald Trump’s staff’s self-reported weight and height. I’ve stood next to him many times. I’m about 6’4. Maybe he’s 6’1. Maybe he’s 6’1 1/2, 6’2. He’s a good bit shorter, but his staff reported he’s 6’3 and ended up fighting weight of 215. That would be like if my staff reported me, describe Joe Scarborough’s appearance, he looks a lot like Robert Redford in 1974. Yeah, wildly, wildly off. So, I’m not gonna tell you where the over or under is on Donald Trump’s weight, but it’s a good seventy or eighty pounds higher than what the staff reported.”
Co-host Willie Geist scoffed at the description of Trump having strawberry blonde hair. (RELATED: Trump Returns To Twitter For The First Time In Two Years)
“I also like the self-reporting of strawberry blonde hair. I thought that was a nice flourish,” Geist said.
“Come on, strawberry blonde,” Scarborough said while laughing.
Trump had his fingerprints and mug shot taken upon his arrival at the jail, becoming the first president to have a mug shot. He was released on a $200,000 bond.
The former president called his arrest a “very sad day for America” and proclaimed his innocence.
“I really believe this is a very sad day for America. This should never happen. If you challenge an election you should be able to challenge an election. I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election — and I should have every right to do that. As you know you have many people that you’ve been watching over the years do the same thing,” Trump said.
“Whether it’s Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams or many others,” Trump continued. “When you have that great freedom to challenge you have to be able to, otherwise you’re gonna have very dishonest elections. What has taken place here is a travesty of justice — we did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong — and everybody knows it. I’ve never had such support.”