'It's the dementia': Internet shocked at Trump's televised press briefing appearance — while he was '50 feet away'
President Donald Trump (left) gives a televised appearance to the WH press briefing while press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (right) looks on. Image via screengrab.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump chose to make a televised appearance at the White House press briefing — while he was reportedly very close by in the Oval Office.

Naturally, Twitter had a field day imaging why, exactly, the president chose to hide away and tele-conference in when he could have just addressed the assembled media himself.

"Sounding more and more like a freaking dictator every day," user James Reberry wrote. "That or it's the possible dementia."

"If he appeared, he'd take questions," tweeted another. "And he can't do that."

Check out some of the best responses below.