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Statistically, Trump will be dead and we'll all be left to clean up his mess

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28.09.2019

Donald Trump is an obese 73-year-old American male who, statistically speaking, should be dead in a bit more than a decade.

He doesn't drink alcohol or smoke, which are good things when it comes to eking out your twilight years.

And despite reasonable concerns about his ravings - calling himself the "chosen one" and a genius, wanting to buy Greenland and nuke a hurricane away, saying he's the best in the world/history/ever on too many subjects to list and the whole "We fell in love" thing with Kim Jong Un - he's apparently not into drugs, also a point in your favour on the stayin' alive pendulum.

President of the United States Donald Trump during the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. Picture: Alex Ellinghausen

But he's obese, takes statins for high cholesterol, has coronary heart disease and, according to doctors' assessments of his published health profile in 2018, is at moderate risk of having a heart attack in the next three to five years.

But he's still alive, and in the life expectancy stats game that makes him a winner, because when he was born in 1946 a white American male was only expected to live, on average, for about 63 years, according to the US National Centre for Human Statistics.

And he's very rich, which also gives him a rails run in the when-will-I-die stakes. By 2014 the life expectancy for a rich American man born in 1946 and living in New York had jumped to 86 years, or 23 years longer than that boy child could........

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