President Donald Trump tweeted a photoshopped picture of his head on Rocky’s body without any clear explanation.
Trump’s odd photo of himself with the chiseled torso of famed movie boxer Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, comes one day after he praised his ‘gorgeous chest’ while refuting that he had any health problems at a rally in Florida on Tuesday.
Denying a popular conspiracy that his November 17 trip to Walter Reed Military Medical Center was for cardiac arrest, Trump said he did not wear his tie to the hospital because he knew he would have to remove it.
‘Why would I wear a tie? If the first thing they do is say “Take off your shirt, sir, and show us that gorgeous chest?,” Trump said.
‘We’ve never seen a chest quite like it,’ he said, mimicking doctors.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2019
"Show us that gorgeous chest. We want to see it. We've never seen a chest quite like it."@realDonaldTrump jokes that the doctors wanted to see his "gorgeous" chest when he went to the hospital and he wasn't wearing a tie. pic.twitter.com/Ux3KjOglKt
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 27, 2019
Trump’s praise of his own body was not the only time he showed appreciation for the male physique on Tuesday – he also claimed to be impressed after seeing Florida Governor Ron Desantis shirtless.
‘I always thought Ron was a little bit heavy and then one day I’m with him and I pat him on the shoulder and I’m like “woah, there’s a lot of muscle there.”‘
‘And then I see him without a shirt one day. And this guy is strong. And he’s not fat. That’s all power that’s all muscle.’
‘And I said “Ron, you’re one of the few I say it to – don’t walk around with a jacket all the time. Take if off, people are going to see the real Ron,”‘ Trump continued to say
It is unclear whether Trump’s recently tweeted picture, which is the movie poster from Rocky III, is related to Tuesday’s bizarre fitness-related comments because he did not write anything to give the picture context.
Even without explanation, the tweet is on pace to be one of his most popular, quickly amassing more than 120,000 likes in the hour after if was posted. Trump’s most popular pair of tweets came in the days after his election and were liked by more than 500,000 people.
However, many responded to Trump’s Rocky tweet with ridicule and unflattering pictures of the president.
While some made fun of the president for the tweeted image, his supporters loved the picture.
One user wrote: ‘Thank you for posting this Mr President! Very Cool!’
Another said: ‘Best tweet ever. Liberal heads are exploding everywhere. I love it.’