During a recent CNN segment, Brianna Keilar, a prominent news anchor, engaged in a probing conversation with Ty Cobb, a lawyer who had served in the White House during Donald Trump’s presidency.
The topic of discussion revolved around the reported measurements of the former president during his booking process at the Fulton County Jail.
Donald Trump’s self-reported measurements of 6’3″ in height and 215 pounds in weight have drawn attention and skepticism from observers due to their departure from the norm.
While guest-hosting “OutFront,” Brianna Keilar used the opportunity to explore this matter with Ty Cobb, delving into the potential significance of these reported measurements.
Keilar began by highlighting that Trump’s mugshot portrayed an air of defiance, with him choosing not to smile, a strategic decision according to sources.
The conversation then shifted to Trump’s self-reported measurements, as Keilar questioned Cobb about his thoughts on these figures. Cobb, known for his association with the Trump administration, responded with a touch of humor, joking about the absence of a reported 40-yard dash time in the range of 4.3 seconds.
However, when addressing Trump’s claimed weight of 215 pounds, Cobb expressed skepticism, implying that the number might not be accurate.
Keilar continued her inquiry, exploring the potential implications of Trump’s potentially inaccurate self-reporting of his measurements.
She inquired whether this discrepancy held any “material value,” suggesting that it could impact Trump’s credibility or honesty.
In response, Cobb indicated that while Trump’s reported measurements might not have immediate legal ramifications, they did offer insight into the former president’s mindset and approach.
He characterized Trump’s behavior as an effort to present himself in a way that he believed would enhance his appeal to others, highlighting Trump’s strategic nature in shaping his public image.
“SO, TRUMP IS NOW THE FIRST FORMER PRESIDENT WITH A MUGSHOT,” KEILAR SAID. “OUR SOURCES SAY THAT HE WANTED TO APPEAR DEFIANT IN HIS PHOTO, THAT HE PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT INTO THIS. HE CHOSE NOT TO SMILE. AND THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY VERY PURPOSEFUL HERE. JAIL RECORDS LISTED HIM AS 6’3″ AND 215 POUNDS. THOSE ARE NUMBERS THAT WERE SELF-REPORTED. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION?”
“WELL, I NOTICED HE DIDN’T INCLUDE HIS 40-YARD DASH TIME AND MAKE IT IN THE 4.3 RANGE,” COBB JOKED. “SO, I’M GLAD HE COULD HOLD ON THAT, BUT 215? NO WAY.”
“WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT, THOUGH?” KEILAR PERSISTED. “DOES THAT HAVE ANY MATERIAL VALUE IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HE IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH?”
“NO, NO, NOT REALLY,” HE ANSWERED. “IT’S JUST ANOTHER INSIGHT INTO TRUMP’S PSYCHE AND HOW DRIVEN HE IS BY WHATEVER FACTS THAT HE CAN GET OUT THAT HE THINKS WILL MAKE HIM MORE APPEALABLE TO OTHERS.”