Sooo this is interesting. Trump’s dentures are trying to escape his mouth as this speech is ending. Join the club dentures! Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/QqYv7whxDF
— Melania’s Sausages (@KeepMyPowerOrg) December 6, 2017
President Donald Trump just made remarks clarifying the White House’s position on Israel, officially recognizing Jerusalem as the country’s capital and pledging to move America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City in the near future.
This was an important and controversial move, with long-lasting implications on the geopolitical stage.
But, uh, what the heck was going on with Trump’s speech pattern? He began seemingly slurring his words toward the end of his remarks. In particular at the very end, it was quite noticeable.
Was he on drugs? Was he drunk on Big Macs? Tired? Did he just really miss Twitter?
It looks like the answer is none of these things. A close Mediaite examination of the video led us to the most likely conclusion: the President’s dentures were slipping out of his mouth, subtly loosening, thus causing the change in speech pattern.
This cannot be confirmed but, Trump is 71 years old, so it makes a fair amount of sense that he would wear dentures. He isn’t known, after all, for having the best eating habits around.
Folks on Twitter were quick to notice the irregularity, first wondering what was going on with Trump and then sharing the couch-dentist diagnosis that his dentures were likely slipping out of his mouth:
If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. https://t.co/jFo55Zbm1d
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) December 6, 2017
I think Trump's mushmouth in that conference is a dentures thing, which reminds me, it's impossible to imagine him brushing his teeth.
— Sean Thomason (@TheThomason) December 6, 2017
Did Trump slur the last part there? Sounded really weird.
— Jim Swift (@JSwiftTWS) December 6, 2017
no joke, I think he has dentures that are coming off. He kept moving his cheeks like he was trying to adjust something.
— Alex Parker (@AlexParker) December 6, 2017
man it’s almost like a human body wasn’t designed to consume four Big Macs and 5000 mg of sodium every day https://t.co/CIoCwTsgpT
— Caleb Ecarma (@calebecarma) December 6, 2017
So, long-live #SlurGate, a case that was opened and closed within five minutes. Trump is a known tea totaler, or soda totaler, so the idea that he was high on drugs while delivering an important speech was always extremely unlikely.
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