Wednesday was one of the most important days in President Donald Trump's first year in office. He announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there.
The focus today should be on this historic change and its implications, but Trump's detractors have keyed in on one particular aspect of the speech in which he announced the decision.
At the end of his announcement, he appeared to slur his last sentence, saying, “And God bless the United Shtates.” Now, the internet is booming with theories as to why this happened.
Trump really struggling at the end of this speech (dry mouth?), slurs “God bless the United States” pic.twitter.com/aKtrmEUUqx
— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 6, 2017
The president's detractors have long been looking for proof of his declining mental health, and they saw the slip-up in his speech as an opportunity to pounce.
Instantly, Twitter was lit up with Trump theories:
If anyone watched Trump's Jerusalem speech this afternoon, you likely noticed multiple speech slurs. He's either:
A) Nervous as hell about Mueller's Investigation
B) On some sort of Anti-anxiety Medication
C) Showing signs of Alzheimer's
D) ALL OF THE ABOVE
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) December 6, 2017
“As his world is caving in on him, Donald Trump is now coming off so poorly that the public can’t figure out if his teeth fell out, or he’s coming down from a cocaine binge, or he had a stroke. Welcome to 2017. ”
— Jan Erickson (@Mistress_Jan) December 6, 2017
If you haven’t watched Trump’s bizarre slurred speech at the end of his Jerusalem announcement yet, you really should. https://t.co/faWYqZNJLE
— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) December 6, 2017
— Tricia (@triciaeppert) December 6, 2017
Watch Pence’s beady little eyes as Trump slurs his way through the end of the speech. Maybe he slipped something in his boss’s drink.
— kathrynantonell (@kathrynantonell) December 6, 2017
Hillary Clinton's health was also scrutinized during her presidential campaign. The public never learned exactly what was going on, but the infamous WikiLeaks emails revealed that her health was a topic of discussion within her campaign.