The Latest: Trump's 236 pounds put him in overweight range


September 15, 2016 3:45PM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

7:40 a.m.

Donald Trump says he weighs 236 pounds — making him overweight for his height.

Trump said in a phone interview with "Fox and Friends" that he is 6-foot-3 and 236 pounds — giving him a body mass index falling into the "overweight" range.

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Trump discussed the results of his physical ahead of the airing Wednesday of a taped interview with TV personality "Dr. Oz."

Trump said his health is good, though he'd like to lose 15 pounds. He said his cholesterol is "quite good" and that he had "every single test" and they are good.

He said "If they were bad, I would say, let's sort of skip this, right?"

Asked about reports that he weighs more than 236, Trump joked: "ay-ay-yi, it's bad enough."

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3:20 a.m.

Hillary Clinton is returning to the campaign trail following a bout of pneumonia that sidelined her for three days and revived questions about both the Democratic nominee and Republican Donald Trump's transparency regarding their health.

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Clinton's campaign responded with a new letter from her doctor declaring her "fit to serve" as president and recovering well from her illness. The letter details medications she is taking, her cholesterol levels and other results from a physical exam.

Trump says he, too, plans to release details from a recent physical, though it's unclear when that will happen and how much information he will provide. In keeping with Trump's unusual approach to transparency, he gave a one-page summary of his recent exam to Dr. Mehmet Oz while taping an episode of Oz's television show.

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