After Mike Pompeo, how 338lb Jerry Nadler became unrecognizable after shedding more than 100lbs following Trump jibes

MIKE Pompeo stunned Americans this week with his 90-pound weight loss in just six months.

The former US secretary of state, 58, said he has been hitting the gym and laying off junk food since leaving the Trump administration.

But he is not the first lawmaker to have undergone drastic weight loss.

In fact, in 2002 congressman Jerry Nadler underwent surgery to help shed the pounds.

The New York Democrat took drastic action after not being able to walk up one flight of stairs to vote on the House floor at the Capitol.


Donald Trump had also labeled him "fat Jerry" during one of their public battles and even Democratic aides had also mocked his weight in 2016.

In 2019 Ann Coulter shared pictures of Nadler on Twitter, mocking his physique.

Nadler has been open about his weight loss, telling The New York Times: "I want to live to see my grandchildren grow up. How many grossly overweight 80-year-olds do you know?"

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Of the jibes, he added: "You try to ignore it. But, of course, it's hurtful. I've learned to laugh it off. But it's hurtful.''

''I've been struggling with weight all my life. It's frustrating.''


Pompeo said losing weight has been "a lifetime struggle," but it became challenging after he was elected to Congress as a representative for Kansas in 2010.

He told the Post that his weight loss journey truly began when he stepped on the scale in June 2021 and saw he was approaching 300 pounds.

The next morning, he said, he woke up and told his wife, Susan: “Today is the day.”

"I started exercising, not every day, but nearly every day, and eating right, and the weight just started to come off."

The former Central Intelligence Agency director said there were no crazy diets, expensive personal trainers, or intense workout schedules involved in his weight loss.

Instead, Pompeo said for him it was about "getting it right and being sufficiently disciplined."


Pompeo said that working in government, especially in a top position like secretary of state, involved long workdays and travel days fueled by lots of food – particularly cheeseburgers.

"You can ask anybody on my team, they knew exactly what I was going to do: cheeseburger from room service. I went back to the room and kept working and ate my cheeseburger.

"That was my pattern of life," Pompeo said of his routine on days he would travel abroad.

"When you work and eat, you just keep working, and you just keep eating."

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