Donald Trump (screengrab)
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