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25 Feb, 2020 05:15

Wrong dimensions: Trump reportedly misses out on inspecting Taj Mahal graves due to his HEIGHT

Wrong dimensions: Trump reportedly misses out on inspecting Taj Mahal graves due to his HEIGHT

On a sightseeing tour during his first trip to India, US President Donald Trump declined to see the original grave site within the historic Taj Mahal mausoleum, with security staff apparently worried that he wouldn’t fit inside.

“Trump was totally amused by the beauty of Taj Mahal,” Nitin Kumar Singh, the guide who accompanied the presidential couple on their tour of the monument, told IANS.

However, he didn't go to see the original graves of [Mughal ruler] Shahjahan and [his wife] Mumtaz as his security personnel felt that he might get hurt as the way to the original graves is narrow and low in height.

Standing at 6'3" and weighing in at nearly 250 pounds, according to the results of a physical examination released by the White House last year, seeing the original graves may very well have been a tight squeeze for the commander in chief.

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