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?
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) January 14, 2020
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:
Someone once commented that from the side angle he looks like the front part of a centaur and I cannot unsee it.
— Ab Hinc (@hinc_ab) January 14, 2020
Probably just an old WWIII injury.
— Mark Jefferson (@MelloFelloMJ) January 14, 2020
It’s front temporal dementia. Affects gait n posture. It’s why he stands curved at podiums and hangs on to the sides for dear life
— Joan Wilson (@joanwilsonorg) January 14, 2020
Between the Depends, the shoe lifts and the sock in his crotch, it makes walking a bit precarious.
— Jess (@manhattanmoxie) January 14, 2020
He does swing it sideways as he swings it forward. Maybe because his pants are so ill fitted.
— Jannette (@JCooper459) January 14, 2020
His depends are full
— JKKAF Capital, LLC (@californiacpa21) January 14, 2020
Only throwing this out there because it runs in my family and I know what it looks like to start with, and how quickly it can progress. Not a doctor. Neuropathy is a terrible disease – I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
— The ORIGINAL SamSpam (@SamSpammerz) January 14, 2020
also…he's only clapping with his right hand.
slapping the left.
— Amanda (@AmandaBRKLYN) January 14, 2020
He is losing his balance. Dementia.
— Mean Mustard (@ravencallin) January 14, 2020
It’s those bone spurs
— Enough (@EnoughMeToo) January 14, 2020
— lucy3000 (@PALNUD10) January 14, 2020
Diaper rash will do that to a man.
— Carlos Spicyweiner (@Lasher1647) January 14, 2020
It’s how we fat people walk when our thighs rub together but we’re trying not to waddle.
— ☠️ (@EarleyDaysYet) January 14, 2020
I mean, he’s 500 lbs and 70 something years old. His body has to hurt him a bit.
— David Spivak ⚾️ (@dsspivak) January 14, 2020
I hear a lot of boos and can only imagine the near riot in the stands. Oh and no I don’t see anything too extreme for a guy as old has he is. My bet is he’s lost it cognitively and that’s effecting his balance
— AltYellowstoneNatPar (@AltYelloNatPark) January 14, 2020