Speed Reads


Trump praises West Virginia's Jim Justice for being 'the biggest governor'

President Trump made a qualitative assessment of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) on Thursday, appraising him as "definitely the biggest governor." The odd comment followed Trump affectionately calling Justice "Big Jim" multiple times.

Justice is more than six-and-a-half feet tall; Trump is around 6 feet 3 inches. For scale:

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As the Los Angeles Times points out in an article about a 6-foot-11-inch gubernatorial candidate in Oregon in 2010, "Republicans are no strangers to tall leaders, Abraham Lincoln was a lean 6'4" and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee towered at 6'6"." Watch Trump's comments about Justice's size via CSPAN, here.