President Donald Trump may have launched a line of wines, but when it comes to alcohol, he claims to abstain from it all.
The president's assertion that he doesn't drink alcohol because of his late brother Freddy's struggles with alcoholism flies directly in the face of a strange sighting at a reception at the United Nations on Tuesday.
Moments ago, President #Trump gave a toast to "the great, great potential of the United Nations." #UNGA https://t.co/EcsaAAfabS— Fox News (@Fox News)1505844906.0
After taking a sip from a glass that "looked like red wine," Trump handed the glass to someone else as the press pool was "ushered out" of the room," a tweet citing New York Time's Peter Baker read.
The great caper: Did Trunp sip the UN wine or was it #FakeBooze? @AlpertLoveday https://t.co/mnMBBfgNJr— Dave Catanese (@Dave Catanese)1505852215.0
Twitter naturally moved to get to the bottom of whether or not Trump had been drinking "#FakeBooze".
While one person argued that it may be grape juice (a regular practice at Jewish seders,) MSNBC host Katy Tur argued that the liquid in the president's toast glass didn't appear to be grape juice because it "doesn't have legs that cling the glass."
In the same vein, Domenico Montanaro of NPR, mused on Twitter that it could be Diet Coke.
Another user worried about what a drinking Trump would mean for his Twitter timeline, saying "Oh no now his tweets will be drunk tweets. Oy vey."
Yet another user, MarketWatch's Steve Goldstein, said that the Twitter discussions over whether or not the president is drinking brings up an important conversation about whether he struggles with other forms of addiction like his brother.
Read some of the most thought-provoking and hilarious responses below.
@cupcaking3 @Mean_Adam It wasn't wine It was #Trump's standard #MAGA drink: 1 part carrot juice 1 part kale 2 part… https://t.co/qpz5C9hZ8x— Tiberius Gracchus (@Tiberius Gracchus)1505852145.0
@KatyTurNBC Trump also said that his kids don't drink. Those of us who attended Penn at the same time as his kids famously know otherwise.— Ryan Pry (@Ryan Pry)1505845058.0
@SamuelBJonathan @KatyTurNBC Well, something has to counter those amphetamines— bballer (@bballer)1505844377.0
@KatyTurNBC it was pee— Lynn Kestenbaum (@Lynn Kestenbaum)1505842706.0
@KatyTurNBC Just saw that, too...maybe he doesn't know wine is alcohol???— Leslie W.🌊🌊 (@Leslie W.🌊🌊)1505842837.0
@KatyTurNBC Wait a minute... he was doing all of this sober?— Charise H. (@Charise H.)1505843604.0
@KatyTurNBC With everything that's about to come down on him, he needs something stronger that Diet Coke— Leslie W.🌊🌊 (@Leslie W.🌊🌊)1505843024.0