- People noticed that President Donald Trump may have been struggling towards the end of a big speech on Israel Wednesday afternoon.
- Theories claiming he may have been wearing dentures or other dental prosthetics began surfacing on the Internet.
As President Donald Trump ended his big speech on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announcing the US would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, people pointed out that he appeared to be struggling to deliver his final words.
“Thank you, God bless you, God bless Israel, God bless the Palestinians, and God bless the United States,” Trump said.
Trump trying to keep his awfulteeth in his mouth is whatever the opposite of ASMR is. pic.twitter.com/UcYp9H3g5b
— chris person (@Papapishu) December 6, 2017
Trump noticeably slurred the final words and people started to theorize that he may have been wearing dentures or some other form of dental prosthetics.
Trump slurs constantly now and today was extreme. He's struggling to enunciate so much, that he bounced his bridge out or dentures loose. https://t.co/I3QV2UpzdO
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) December 6, 2017
Does trump have dentures? Honestly, every time he tries speaking for more than 5min this happens. It’s incredibly distracting from the nonsense he’s trying to say. https://t.co/k779IwAPCi
— Jim Simon (@Jim_Simon_) December 6, 2017
So Trump just either had his dentures fall out during a speech, or had a stroke on live television. The country deserves to know which.
If it was dentures, fine, no big deal. It's completely normal for a man of Trump's age to have dentures. Nothing to be embarrassed about. 1/
— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek) December 6, 2017
OK. In re the weird Trump mush-mouth thing.
Does he wear dentures? I've never seen a reference to that.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 6, 2017
When asked about Trump’s apparent verbal slip, a White House spokesperson told the media outlet Quartz that Trump had a case of “dry mouth.” It was not immediately clear whether the president wears dentures or a similar orthodontic device.
Trump has frequently touted his health throughout his campaign and presidency, and producing a letter signed by his personal physician of 35 years to prove his point. It is unclear whether Trump will publicize his yearly physicals as president, as his predecessors have done.