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Obama aide: Trump's weight an issue to watch

(WASHINGTONEXAMINER) — David Plouffe, who served as then-Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008, pushed back against talk about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s health and argued that Trump’s health and weight should be an issue moving forward.

Plouffe, who has endorsed Clinton, noted to NBC’s Chuck Todd that Trump would be the heaviest president since William Howard Taft. He made the remark in response to a tweet by former Obama adviser David Axelrod, who wondered Sunday what the cure was for “an unhealthy penchant for privacy” that has hurt the Clintons.

“The campaign themselves said they could have handled it better, and I think if Sunday morning had gone a little differently, even taking away the issue of whether they should have said something Friday, I think we’d be in a different place,” Plouffe told the host, adding that there isn’t “a single voter in America that’s going to cast a different vote based on this.”