Don’t you love British news? Actually, they have good and bad news like everyone else, but they have that courteously snide delivery, like butlers on British TV. Check out this story from the Daily Mail:

  • President Trump believes that all exercise is ‘misguided’ with the exception of golf according to a recent story
  • He also believes that a person ‘is born with a finite amount of energy,’ like a battery
  • Most medical and health experts disagree with both of those opinions 

The actual quote from the New Yorker: “Other than golf, he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.”

Yeah, most medical and health experts disagree with that. And also ordinarily well-informed people.

There’s a quote from Trump Revealed that sounds very similar: “Other than golf, he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.”

In fact, this sort of looks as though it must be the source.

Obviously, Trump is wrong. But this is also the guy who fired the Director of the FBI in the middle of an investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia, threatened said director in a tweet, and then disclosed highest-level classified information to Russian functionaries.

This latest bit of drivel is just that: the latest bit of drivel from someone who says a lot of stupid and/or unbalanced stuff.

Maybe he doesn’t really believe that a human body is like a battery and exercise drains it of juice. Maybe it’s just an off-the-cuff remark he made once, because he does that. On Twitter. On TV. In meetings with Russians.

But maybe we should all redouble our exercise in protest.