James Gunn Offers $100K to Get Donald Trump's Weight on "Accurate Scale"

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filmmaker doesn't quite believe the results of the president's physical.
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Donald Trump's first physical assessment as president was made public on Tuesday — and filmmaker James Gunn isn't buying it. 

Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters that Trump is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 239 pounds, among other information released about his health. But Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director Gunn tweeted that seems off to him — and offered up some of his own money to try and find out what Trump actually weighs. 

"I will give $100 thousand dollars to Trump's favorite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us. For real. #Girther #GirtherMovement," Gunn tweeted. The hashtag, of course, is a play on Trump's birther movement, in which he claimed former President Barack Obama was not born in America. 

Gunn had more thoughts on the matter. 

"Trump's medical exam says he's 6'3" and 239 pounds. Albert Pujols is 6'3" and 240 pounds. If the dementia tests are equally accurate, we are doomed," the filmmaker tweeted, with side-by-side photos of the professional baseball player and the president. 

Even though concerns have been raised about Trump's mental state after the release of Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Jackson told reporters Trump scored a 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. He added, "There's no indication that he has any kind of cognitive issues."

Gunn is one of the many celebrities who have become outspoken critics of President Trump and use social media to express their concerns and engage in political conversations. 

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