Jerome Adams, the US surgeon general has been ridiculed after saying that Donald Trump 'sleeps less than him' and is 'healthier' than him.
Adams, who is in his mid-40s, appeared on CNN to discuss the White House reaction to the continued spread of coronavirus but somehow found himself defending the 73-year-old president's health.
Speaking to Jake Tapper, Adams said:
If people are going to go out there we want them and we want them to wash their hands more frequently.
I was with the president on Friday and I said 'Sir, when was the last time that you washed your hands?'
He said 'I washed my hands just a few minutes ago.'
This shouldn't be a surprise as Trump is a well-documented germaphobe but what he said next saw him subjected to widespread mockery.
Speaking of being at risk, the president sleeps less than I do and he's healthier than what I am.
That's the other reason why this messaging is hard because there are 70-year-olds who run marathons who are healthier than some 30-year-olds.
We're no experts on this kind of stuff but at a glance, we would say that Adams looks a lot healthier than Trump does. After all, this is a man who reportedly drinks 12 cokes a day.
Needless to say, Adams bizarre defence of Trump was the subject of much derision on Twitter.
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