Stephen Colbert dismantles Trump’s anti-science theory about exercise

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On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert blasted President Donald Trump once again, this time for the president’s theory about exercise.

“At the age of 70, Trump doesn’t have the energy of a child in part because he doesn’t believe in exercise,” Colbert said.

According to The Washington Post, Trump thinks the human body is like a battery with a finite amount of energy, which is depleted with exercise.

“May I point out, by that logic, would mean the strongest people in the world are babies,” Colbert said.

The Post spoke to a sports medicine and orthopedics specialist who said exercise does deplete energy as stores of glucose, glycogen, and fats, but humans restore those by eating. Exercise also makes the body stronger.

“I suppose we should’ve seen his anti-exercise thing coming,” Colbert said. “After all, one of the first things Trump did was replace Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign with his own: ‘Let’s Not.'”

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