The Hollywood Reporter (where else?):
Lincoln’s ghost. Nixon’s missing tapes. Carter and the killer rabbit. And now, to the long list of presidential mysteries, add the true size of Donald Trump’s hands.
‘Little Marco’ brought it up but now we know just how big The Donald’s hands really are.
In 1997, a team of wax figure artists from Madame Tussauds visited Trump’s office in Trump Tower in New York to take measurements and make impressions of various body parts — including his hands — to help them construct a life-size wax replica for the museum’s New York branch on 42nd Street. One of those handprints has been hiding in plain sight ever since: on a plaque on the wall as guests exit the museum. Tussauds won’t comment on why they’ve kept Trump’s hand on the wall for nearly 20 years — even though the Trump wax figure was retired from the collection in 2011 — but it’s clearly been a boon for business these past months, with scores of tourists flocking to the Times Square museum to compare digits with Trump’s.
Trump does indeed have hands just below average size, particularly for a man standing 6-foot-2. According to various human anatomy websites, the average-height American adult male (5-foot-10) has an average hand size (measured from the tip of the middle finger to the wrist) of 7.44 inches. Trump’s measures 7.25 inches.
So much for enlightened public discourse on the issues facing our next president.