WASHINGTON - Days after causing alarm with an unscheduled trip to the hospital, President Donald Trump tweeted a photo-shopped image of himself Wednesday as a rippling, bare-chested boxer.
In the picture, Trump's head is superimposed on the hulking body of a boxer -- an image taken from the publicity poster for the Sylvester Stallone movie "Rocky III."
The montage, in which a distinctly airbrushed version of the 73-year-old president's face is used, comes without comment.
On Tuesday, while giving a reelection campaign speech in Florida, Trump fumed at length in a bizarre rant about his recent hospital visit.
He claimed, wrongly, that major media outlets were reporting he'd had a "massive" heart attack when he was taken, without prior notice, to the Walter Reed military hospital.
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At the campaign rally, Trump told supporters that false media reports of a heart attack sparked worry among staff back in the White House.
But in the hospital, he claimed, doctors had only had one overriding concern -- to witness his spectacular physique.
"The first thing they do is say, 'Take off your shirt, sir, and show us that gorgeous chest. We've never seen a chest quite like it,'" he said.
Aside from praising his own chest, Trump launched into a description of the muscles of Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis -- a man Trump explained he previously thought had been fat.
"One day I am with him and I pat him on the shoulder and I go, whoa! That's strong," Trump recalled to the crowd of thousands.
Trump has previously on frequent occasions expressed scorn for opponents' small hands or admiration for the big hands of visitors to the White House and others.