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.

This is reminiscent of the time that Trump was declared by his own doctor to be the "healthiest president ever elected" which seemed to be more than an extension of the truth.

HT Raw Story

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