Donald John Trump is an American politician, who served as the 45th President, between 2016-2021. He is also known for being a hugely successful businessman, for decades, dealing in real estate and many other business ventures.
Regarding his height, he always looked tall, and to this day holds a tall presence about him.
However, now entering his mid-70s, he has clearly lost some height, and on closer inspection, he stands shorter today than he did during his youth.
So let's investigate his height in his prime years VS what he stands at today. We will compare his height to other presidents and celebs, and also find out the tallest members of his family who has a height that some NBA stars only dream of, and is still growing!
What's His Real Height?
Donald Trump is in his mid-70s and has lost around 1.5 inches of height since he was a young man, and stands at 6'0.5 (184.3 cm) tall today. During his prime years, however, he was comfortably taller, standing at 6'2" (188cm) for the majority of the day, and taller than 37 of the 45 elected American Presidents.
Donald claims to be 6'3". This can be seen in the video below, wherein response to Marco Rubio saying he was "six two", Donald says "actually I'm six three, not six two".
Medical Examination Height
Donald's height is listed at 1.9m or roughly 6'3" on google, and his medical examinations also state this listing (see below)
His medical stats were first known in 2016, prior to becoming President, and were publicly outed during Trump's appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, where Dr.Oz mentions:
"well you're 6'3" 236 pounds", to which Trump nods in agreement.
During Trump's first periodic physical examination as the President on January 12, 2018, and his second on February 8th, 2019, his stats are identical, with him being 6'3" tall and weighing 243 pounds.
Regarding these stats, Trump has never measured 6'3" in his life, and this self-reported measurement alongside his listed weight carried itself over throughout his term in office.
Donald's 2012 driver's license was obtained by POLITICO who filed an open-records request, with it stating 6'2" as his height. It is unsure whether this was a measured height, but regardless, this contradicts his open height claim of 6'3".
It is no surprise that Trump claims a height of 6'3" and runs with it till this day, as he values height.
He openly admits this, and while his account was still active, in 2013 and in response to a Twitter comment saying" Small man. Large ego." Trump said: "No, large man 6'3". Large ego!"
Ahead of his 2007 “Battle of the Billionaires” matchup against Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 23, Trump mentioned “I’m taller than you" “I’m better looking than you" and "I’m stronger than you".
There is no doubting that 6'3" is a height to be proud of, yet the issue is that Donald doesn't measure this height at any time during the waking day, or even close to it.
Another example of how Trump values height was during his interview on Howard Stern show in 2003, where he mentioned:
"You know who's one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She's six feet tall, she's got the best body." (1)
In reality, Ivanka stands at 5'10", which is still impressive for a woman, but not close to six feet tall.
He Has a Tall Family
It is no surprise that Donald is a taller than average man, and similar to other celebs, when we look at the height of his family it becomes obvious he was destined to be so.
Donald's mother Mary Anne MacLeod (1912-2000) was an philanthropist and stood at 5'8" tall
His father, Frederick Christ Trump Sr. (1905-1999), was an American real estate developer and stood at 6'1" tall.
Fred Trump, Jr. (1938-1981) 6'0" (182.9 cm)
Donald's older brother Fred Trump was an Aircraft pilot and stood a solid 6 feet tall.
Robert Trump (1948-2020) 6'3'.5"
Donald's younger brother Robert (1948-2020) stood at a height of around 6'3.5" for the majority of the day!
Maryanne Trump Barry 5'10" (177.8 cm)
Donald's Eldest sister Maryanne was an attorney and stood at 5'10" during her peak years.
Elizabeth Trump Grau 5'6" (167.6 cm)
Donald's older sister Elizabeth worked as an administrator before retiring and stood at 5'6" during her peak years.
Donald's first wife Ivana was 5'8" (peak), with who he shares four children, Eric, Donald, Ivanka, and Tiffany. His 2nd wife, Melania, stands at 5'9.25", with who he shares 1 child, Barren - so tall children are to be expected!
Donald Trump Jr. 5'11.75" (182.2 cm)
Donald's eldest son Donald Jr. is a political activist and stands just shy of 6 feet tall.
Eric Trump 6'4" (193 cm)
Donald's son Eric is a businessman and stands at 6 feet four, towering above his father these days, but he is also towered above by Donald's youngest son Barren!
Barren trump 6'7" (201.3 cm)
Donald's youngest son and still growing. Barren Trump is 6'7" Tall, and still growing! In relation to Erik and Barren, Donald once remarked at the 2021 North Carolina GOP Convention Dinner, in relation to his son Eric, that:
He’s a very tall person by the way, but not as tall as Baron. Baron is six foot seven, can you believe it, and he’s 15. Eric is short. He’s only six foot six" (2)
Regarding this statement, Eric Trump stands closer to 6'4" than 6'6", but regarding Barron's height, this is the first time I have seen Donald speak honestly about the height of a family member, without his usual 2 inch inflation above their real height.
So how is Baron Trump so Tall? Well, the answer remains unsure, but given the average heights of his family, tall genes are prevalent and he sure hit the jackpot, and given his rate of growth, he could end up close to 7 feet tall!
Ivanka Trump 5'10" (177.8 cm)
Ivanka Trump is Donald's eldest daughter, is a businesswoman, and stands at a comfortable 5'10" tall.
Tiffany Trump 5'8" (172.8 cm)
Donald's youngest daughter Tiffany is a real estate developer and stands at 5'8" tall.
Next to Celebs in Early Years
Let's compare Donald's height next to celebs in both his early and later years, to see the height he stood at during his prime, and what he stands at today.
Mike Tyson 5'10.25 (178.4 cm)
When next to Mike Tyson in his younger years Trump looks taller than he does today.
For instance, at the Gourmet Gala in 1989, or at the Taj Mahal Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, 1988, and various press conferences, and so on, when standing next to Mike, Trump continuously looks 3.5 inches taller.
So when next to Mike in his younger years, Donald appears 6'1.75 tall.
Bill Clinton 6'2" (188 cm)
When Donald Trump and then-President Bill Clinton met at the Trump Tower in 2000, and also at the US Open tennis tournament in 2000, they are extremely close in height. So much so, that they appear to be the same height.
Therefore, with Clinton, Donald looks to be 6'2" tall.
Next to Celebs in Recent Years
Like the majority of us, as we age we will lose height. By 70 years old the average man loses around 1.25 inches of height, and by 80 it is closer to 2 inches.
Now deep into his 70s, Donald appears to fall in the average range, standing over an inch shorter today than he did in his youth.
Barack Obama 6'1" (185.4 cm)
When the two men stand next to each other they appear similar in height. However, on closer inspection, Obama is taller than Donald.
For instance, at Trump's inauguration in 2017, there was a 0.5" difference in height between them. In other instances, such as when meeting at the White House together, this difference remains the same
So, when compared to Barack Obama, Trump appears 6'0.5" tall.
Dana White 5'10.5" (179.1 cm)
Upon arriving at UFC 264, when standing next to Dana White Donald looks to be comfortably 2 inches taller than him. In other instances, such as meeting at the White House in 2018, or at a Keep America Great rally in 2020, the difference is clearly 2 inches in height.
So when next to Dana, Donald appears between 6'0.5 tall.
The Results – When Trump was next to celebs in early years, he appeared between 6’1.75”-6’2” tall. In recent years, however, he has lost over an inch of height, appearing 6’0.5” tall.
Height VS Other Presidents
- In the top 5 tallest ever American Presidents, 4 of them died between 140-225 years ago!
- Compared to the heights on this list, Donald is the joint 4th tallest President alongside 4 others.
- The tallest President was Abraham Lincoln with a height of 6'4", and the shortest is James Madison at 5'4", with a 12 inch/1 foot difference in height!
- The average height of all American Presidents is 5'10.5" (179.1 cm). This is shorter 3.5 inches shorter than Donald's peak height, and 2 inches shorter than he stands at today!
There have been 31 elections from 1900-2020, and in 21 of them, the elected candidate was taller, with an average of over 1 inch, and during his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump was in the majority, standing 8 inches taller than 5'4.5" Hillary Clinton.
However, during his 2020 campaign, he stood 1 inch taller than Joe Biden, meaning height-wise, Donald is in the minority of candidates to lose to a shorter opponent!
These days, Donald Trump has lost around 1.5 inches of height, and stands at 6'0.5" tall. During his peak years, however, I believe he stood at 6'2" (188cm) tall for the majority of the day, and never dipping below 6'1.75" (184.3 cm).
Heights Related to Donald Trump
- Ivana Trump, Ex-Wife (1977-1992), 5'8" (172.7 cm)
- Maria Maples, Ex-Wife (1993-1997), 5'8" (172.7 cm)
- Mike Pence, Vice President (2017-2021), 5'9" (175.3 cm)
- Larry King, Close Friend, 5'9" (175.3 cm) Prime Height
- Rudy Giuliani, Close Friend, 5'10" (177.8 cm) Prime Height