LIFE-SIZE CAST REVEALS DONALD TRUMP’S HANDS ARE, IN FACT, SHORT-FINGERED
Scientific studies prove Trump is in the 15th-25th percentile for hand size.
Hounded for decades by accusations that his fingers are less than average length, Donald Trump has repeatedly used the 2016 presidential campaign as an opportunity to defend his digits, calling his hands “fine,” “normal,” even “slightly large, actually,” and insisting that he frequently buys “a slightly smaller than large sized glove.” On Wednesday, a bombshell report threw those claims into doubt.
The Hollywood Reporter obtained a verified copy of Trump’s handprint, cast from his own hands by the expert sculptors at Madame Tussauds. The famed waxworks museum had measured Trump for a life-sized sculpture, which was removed from their New York City location in 2011. But Trump’s handprint itself, which was cast in bronze, has for the entirety of the presidential election been displayed prominently in front of the Tussauds museum in Times Square.
Their official discovery: measured from wrist to the tip of his middle finger, Trump’s hands are 7.25 inches in length.
According to several scientific studies, this is a definitively below-average hand length for a man, especially for his height of 6 feet 2 inches. A 1980 study commissioned by the U.S. Army indicates that Trump’s hand length of 7.25 inches hovers around the 25th percentile of hand length among military men. A meta-analysis of studies from the Georgia Tech Research Institute places Trump’s hands below the 50th percentile. And the 1988 Anthropomorphic Survey of U.S. Personnel, used frequently by the Ergonomic Center of North Carolina, places Trump’s hands at the 15th percentile. Trump is, medically speaking, short-fingered.
Now you know.