Real News: CNN’s Chris Cillizza Mocks Trump’s ‘Exercise Routine’

CNN, the network that takes itself so seriously that they create ad campaigns defending themselves as “truth-tellers,” and whose reporters self-righteously rant they have the “right” and “duty” to call President Trump a “racist,” further embarrassed themselves this week by having their editor-at-large re-enact the president’s non-existent “workout routine” and write a whole snarky article about it, Thursday.

CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza clearly was poking fun at the president from the start, with his clickbait-worthy headline entitled, “Donald Trump's exercise regimen will amaze you.”
In the accompanying article, Cillizza snarked, “President Donald Trump likes to eat fast food. And he doesn't like to exercise. Like, at all.” He went on to quote President Trump defending himself Wednesday to Reuters, saying he gets “more exercise than people think” through his everyday walking to and from meetings:

"I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that," Trump told Reuters. "I run over to a building next door. I get more exercise than people think."

Trying to be funny, Cillizza “broke down” Trump’s “exercise routine” as such:

  1. Walking

  2. This

  3. That

  4. Run to building next door

  5. Unspecified number of repetitions

Cillizza cites a 2016 book, called Trump Revealed, to theorize about Trump’s exercise theories. According to the book, Trump believed it healthier to exert your body less, to avoid damage to your joints. The book adds that Trump believed “the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy,” and exercise depleted it.

Whether or not Trump actually believes this is irrelevant, as Cillizza treated it as fact worthy of mockery.

“You only have so much life force. Exercising depletes that life force. Therefore, exercising is bad,” he wrote.

Cillizza pointed out that Trump’s beliefs on exercise run contrary to the medical community’s beliefs and findings, yet, at the same time, his annual physical results “only seemed to affirm the President’s exercise beliefs.”

So on CNN’s instagram account, Cillizza even took a photo of himself “recreating” Trump’s “regimen:”

All this mockery coming from the same network who spent the first half of this week sending out their network doctor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, on television to contradict what the actual White House physician reported about President Trump’s “excellent” health. Nevermind that Gupta is a brain surgeon, not a cardiologist, and has never actually examined President Trump.

The #FactsFirst network would rather you buy into “girther” conspiracy theories than trust medical professional who actually examined Trump, along with Presidents Obama and Bush before him.

This still after CNN’s White House reporter actually asked the longstanding presidential physician Tuesday if he was “hiding” any secret afflictions Trump suffered from, from the public. Jim Acosta wasn’t the only conspiracy theorist in the room. Other members of the White House press corps asked, with serious faces, about Trump’s theoretical dementia, dentures, allergies, ice cream obsession, waist measurement and colonoscopy, among other things.

But Trump’s unusual beliefs about fitness is the real silliness we should all be focusing on.

Regardless, Twitter wasn’t having it and let Cillizza know his fluffy story was embarrassing for his network:


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