Earlier this week, during a speech he made announcing that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy to the city, which is claimed by both Israel and Palestine, Donald Trump slurred his words badly.
Watch, as he concluded his remarks:
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Some speculated that Trump’s dentures or dental work had come loose and he was attempting to get them properly situated in his mouth. The White House, however, denied that.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders commented that:
“The President’s throat was dry, nothing more than that.”
Those of us who’ve had a dry throat while speaking know that a person doesn’t act the way the president did when in need of a sip of water.
Trump’s performance at the Jerusalem speech once again raised the issue of whether or not the president — who is 71 years old and has never released his medical records — might be even more unfit for office than originally thought.
So it came as somewhat of a surprise to hear Sanders say that Trump will be going in for a physical early next year:
“He does have a physical scheduled for the first part of next year, the full physical that most presidents go through. That will take place at Walter Reed, and those records will be released by the doctor following that.”
Considering that the exam Trump will undergo at Walter Reed will be conducted by a military doctor, one wonders if the president, as Commander-in-Chief, will order that he be found as fit as a fiddle.
Keep in mind that in September 2016, Trump tried to make an issue of Hillary Clinton’s health, but then released nothing but a short note from a gastroenterologist saying he was healthy. Trump also answered a few questions about his fitness during an appearance on The Doctor Oz Show.
The White House Press Secretary told reporters last week that she didn’t know if Trump would release the details of his annual physical, but then noted:
“I do know that I spent 12 days on the road with him in Asia, and despite the fact that he’s a little bit older than me, he had twice the energy that I do – and I’m the one sick now, and he’s still going. So I think he’s in pretty good health.”
Ms. Sanders did not, however, disclose where she earned her imaginary medical degree.
Watch the full speech and order signing here:
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