Lou Ferrigno, star of “The Incredible Hulk,” is looking to make America healthy again by working with President Donald Trump.
“I am an appointee and I want to be the head of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Nutrition,” the bodybuilder and actor recently told The Daily Mail. “I have been corresponding with President Trump because I want to change America and make America healthy again. I am a top choice for them. I feel I am the best candidate for that.”
Ferrigno would be a worthy candidate to be on the Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, as he was a two-time Mr. Universe champion and promotes exercise and healthy eating to fans.
He said he thinks Trump is “a great president” and that he feels “safe” with him at the helm of the country. “I don’t care what anybody says. I really think he is a good-hearted person, and I feel safe with the guy,” the 65-year-old actor said. He participated in a season of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2012.
Ferrigno, who also starred in 1983’s “Hercules” and this year’s “Instant Death,” said he believes there is “no dark side” to Trump despite his sometimes controversial rhetoric.
“I think he is going through a hard time now to shake up the country,” Ferrigno said. “Like I said, we are dealing with a lot of problems with homeland security and a lot of attacks, especially with North Korea. I feel safe with him, because he is not an idiot. He is a smart man.”
He added that voters wanted someone with no political experience in office and they “believed in” Trump from very early on in the presidential race.
Ferrigno also touched on his plans for his potential role on the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, which was founded in 1956 to encourage healthy living among the youth.
“It is all about combining the mind and the body.”
“I would focus on explaining to everyone: Some people may have some physical handicaps or maybe injured knees. There are so many different machines and better ways to eat, and it is all about combining the mind and the body together.”
Ferrigno believes his struggles and accomplishments make him the best fit for the position. “Nobody can surpass what I do, especially the life I have lived, what I have overcome, and my passion with bodybuilding and fitness.”
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