U.S. President Donald Trump has once again used his important platform to address a major global issue.
I’m just kidding. It’s just him loudly telling the world he has big hands.
While at a Hurricane Harvey shelter in Houston, Trump decided to get amongst the people and assist in passing out some food.
As the press gathered around, Trump loudly remarked that his hands are “too big” for the gloves.
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There are a couple of weird things going on here. The first is the way he awkwardly scans the room before the announcement.
As noted by one Twitter user, the second is the content of the announcement itself. Surely, one would say “these gloves are too small”, right? It’s not like we try on pants and say, “damn, my legs are too big for these pants.”
Also, a normal person would say they gloves are too small. The gloves are the only variable in this equation.
— S (@lestarving) September 2, 2017
The third thing is this. Trump is president of the most powerful country in the world and at a relief shelter with the ostensible goal of helping victims of a natural disaster. But as usual, it has to be all about him.
Trump considers lending a helping hand to Houston, but then changes his mind after realizing that his hands are too small. pic.twitter.com/bp3rmNAFgr
— Write About Now (@wanpoetry) August 30, 2017
The tale of Trump’s hand size actually goes back to the 1980s, when editor Graydon Carter started referring to Trump as a “short-fingered vulgarian.”
“To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine.” Carter wrote in Vanity Fair in 2015. “On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby.”
During the 2016 presidential election, Republican candidate Marco Rubio once again called Trump’s hand size into question and since then it has remained a sore point for the now-president.
OK, so does he have small hands?
Last year, The Hollywood Reporter decided to find out by going as close to the source as possible – the cast of Trump’s hand in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the scientifically objective results are this: Trump’s hands are just below average size. To see how you measure up, you can compare your hand with this life-sized printable image.
— San Antonio Man (@_SanAntonioMan) September 3, 2017
But as in the case of Trump, I hope you have something better to do with your time.