When you lose weight as a guy, you lose the confidence
The Trump campaign has made a huge play for men, and one of its first targets was a man who has the weight-loss chops to match.
That man is former Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who announced his candidacy for the White House last month, saying he is the first “man” in his party to stand up for women.
He gained national attention after he said on Twitter in June that “women who do not want to be raped” should not be raped.
“I am the only one who can stop these people,” he tweeted.
Issa, a former prosecutor and U.S. Attorney in California, lost 100 pounds over the summer.
He said he weighed 150 pounds during his campaign.
“The first few weeks of my campaign I lost 40 pounds,” he told Bloomberg TV.
“In the first week I was down to 100 pounds, I was like, ‘What am I doing?
Am I losing this weight?'”
Issa has since gained weight, and he lost 50 pounds this week.
“You’re losing your confidence.
It’s just a big, fat, fat fat fat weight,” he said.
“It’s hard to maintain that weight when you’re going through all of this, and you’re losing it all.”
“If you’re in the same boat, you have to make a choice,” he added.
“But the best thing is to let it go and get some sleep.”