The child in the oval office

Ronny Jackson, the former White House doctor, is running for congress in Kansas (poor Kansas, haven’t they suffered enough?), so of course the NY Times has to write a puff piece for him. Jackson has the endorsement of the Trump crime family, which ought to be sufficient to round up the support of the far right, but to make sure the centrist propaganda organ of the nation has to weigh in, too.

The only thing interesting is the closing paragraphs.

During his infamous news conference, Mr. Jackson said his goal was to help Mr. Trump lose 10 to 15 pounds and that he planned to bring an exercise bike or elliptical machine into the White House residence.

Mr. Jackson said those plans never came to pass. (Mr. Trump had gained four pounds by his following physical.) “The exercise stuff never took off as much as I wanted it to,” he said. “But we were working on his diet. We were making the ice cream less accessible, we were putting cauliflower into the mashed potatoes.”

Good grief. Trump really is a creature of impulsive appetites, isn’t he? He has a doctor on call, which sounds like a wonderful idea to me, but Trump ignores his advice altogether to the point that they have to resort to subterfuge to get him to do anything, like a child.

Maybe they could strap his phone to his exercise bike, so he has to sit on the bike to use it? Power the phone with a generator so he has to pedal to use Twitter? Nah, far easier to just have Ben Garrison draw him as slim and muscular.


  1. pedantik says

    I am in full support of letting Trump eat all the junk food he wants. More McD’s cheeseburgers should help turn his complexion from orange to gray.

  2. says

    OMG I’ve got it. This is going to be tough, but we can stop Trump using his one weakness… ICE CREAM. The hard part is we need to get Ben and Jerry’s to help. They need a Trump themed ice cream flavor with a name that strokes his ego. So Mango Nightmare is out. Then they give DJT a free lifetime supply. Within a year, he won’t be able to get out of bed and he’ll be washing himself with a rag on a stick.

  3. robro says

    Almost every day I scan the news expecting to see that Trump has had a heart attack or stroke and become incapacitated or died. He’s the most physically unhealthy president we’ve had in a while. His diet is terrible. He’s up there with Taft in corpulence. 10-15 lbs weight loss is a very modest goal…you can loose 10 lbs in a few days with very little effort.

  4. daved says

    Jackson is running for Congress in Texas (13th district), not Kansas. I’m not sure how good his odds are; there are no fewer than 15 Republicans listed in ballotpedia as contending for that seat, along with 3 Democrats.

  5. Akira MacKenzie says

    Nah, far easier to just have Ben Garrison draw him as slim and muscular.

    That raises a question. Which right-wing…ahem… “artist” depiction of Trump is the least realistic: Garrison or Jon McNaughten?

  6. xohjoh2n says

    @4 “I.C.E. cream” – all the brown chunks have been deported right outta there. The carton was going to be made of concrete, but for price reasons is now planned to be steel.

  7. jrkrideau says

    @ 5 robro

    When Winston Churchill was in his 80’s his doctor was asked what he did. He replied that he watched Winston’s diet closely…and tried to follow it.

  8. Ishikiri says

    @Robro, #5:

    Brained in the middle of the desert and left for the vultures would be ideal, but I would be content if Trump stroked out on the toilet and landed face-first on the floor. Unfortunately, only the good die young, so he’ll probably live past 100.

  9. Alt-X says

    There’s just not enough labels in Ben Garrison’s comics for me to understand what he’s trying saying. Needs more labels.