You must hand it to former FBI Director James Comey: He is aware of a great way to troll Donald Trump is to deliver up the president’s reportedly small palms.
Comey touches on Trump’s palms in his new e-book, A Greater Loyalty, and admits the president’s mitts did seem smaller than he anticipated after they first met.
In response to excerpts from the e-book posted by ABC Information, the 6-foot-Eight-inch Comey stated the 6-foot-Three-inch Trump “appeared shorter than he appeared on a debate stage.”
Comey additionally wrote that when Trump reached out for a handshake, he couldn’t assist however discover that the president’s hand “was smaller than mine” however added, it “didn’t appear unusually so.”
That is the kind of remark liable to encourage a Trump tweet tantrum, because the president has lengthy been delicate to any suggestion his palms aren’t something however “yuge.”
Trump even talked about the difficulty throughout a 2016 presidential debate after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a GOP major challenger, made jokes about his hand dimension.
“Take a look at these palms, are they small palms?” Trump requested onstage. “And [Rubio] referred to my palms: ‘In the event that they’re small, one thing else have to be small.’ I assure you there’s no drawback. I assure.”
At 7.25 inches lengthy, Trump’s palms are smaller than the U.S. male common of seven.63 inches, and 85 p.c of American males have larger palms than Trump, in line with neuroscientist Justin Kiggins.
Comey additionally appears to have a really vivid visible impression about different features of Trump’s look, writing that his “face appeared barely orange, with brilliant white half-moons beneath his eyes the place I assumed he positioned small tanning goggles, and impressively coiffed, brilliant blond hair, which upon shut inspection appeared to be all his.”
Comey snarkily provides: “I bear in mind questioning how lengthy it should take him within the morning to get that completed.”
Though Trump likes to current a picture of energy, Comey was not impressed by the president’s muscle tissues.
On one event, Comey stated Trump tried to hug him throughout a White Home photograph op.
Comey writes, “He was not going to get a hug with out being a complete lot stronger than he seemed. He wasn’t.”