President Donald Trump and wife Melania flew to Louisiana on Monday to attend the college football playoff national championship.
One prominent user on the president's favorite social media platform, @HoarseWisperer, posted a 35-second clip of Trump entering the stadium, with a question about Trump's gait.
Just me or is Trump swinging his right leg around his body in an awkward-looking way? https://t.co/nMU3EG9DVO— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1578974118.0
The clip quickly set off a round of speculation, from cognitive trouble to his weight to the claimed bone spurs that kept him from serving in Vietnam.
Here's some of what people were saying:
@DavidGalenWard @HoarseWisperer Someone once commented that from the side angle he looks like the front part of a c… https://t.co/0D1SpSMAvl— Ab Hinc (@Ab Hinc)1578975008.0
@HoarseWisperer Probably just an old WWIII injury.— Mark Jefferson (@Mark Jefferson)1578974262.0
@HoarseWisperer It’s front temporal dementia. Affects gait n posture. It’s why he stands curved at podiums and hang… https://t.co/TGBO5FH9Wn— Joan Wilson 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇬🇧. Is nasty, and luvin it! (@Joan Wilson 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇬🇧. Is nasty, and luvin it!)1578974768.0
@HoarseWisperer He does swing it sideways as he swings it forward. Maybe because his pants are so ill fitted.— Jannette (@Jannette)1578974166.0
Only throwing this out there because it runs in my family and I know what it looks like to start with, and how quic… https://t.co/6S9VPk8UQu— The ORIGINAL SamSpam (@The ORIGINAL SamSpam)1578975799.0
@HoarseWisperer He is losing his balance. Dementia.— Mean Mustard (@Mean Mustard)1578974308.0
@HoarseWisperer It’s those bone spurs 😆— Enough (@Enough)1578974250.0
@HoarseWisperer Stroke?— cdunlap (@cdunlap)1578974312.0
@HoarseWisperer It’s how we fat people walk when our thighs rub together but we’re trying not to waddle.— 𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙚𝙮𝘿𝙖𝙮𝙨𝙔𝙚𝙩 🇵🇬🇦🇺🇬🇧🇺🇸🏴☠️ (@𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙚𝙮𝘿𝙖𝙮𝙨𝙔𝙚𝙩 🇵🇬🇦🇺🇬🇧🇺🇸🏴☠️)1578974176.0
@HoarseWisperer For reference (sorry, it was Marine One): https://t.co/1eNWur1sos— Brian Pinault 🌑🔭 (@Brian Pinault 🌑🔭)1578974485.0