In June, there were worries President Donald Trump was “deteriorating rapidly” after he had great difficulty walking down a ramp after a commencement address at West Point.
In defense, Trump falsely claimed the ramp was “long and steep“.
Trump descended a ramp extremely carefully at the end of his West Point speech today pic.twitter.com/uMG3KyB1V1
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 13, 2020
One week later, at his controversial Tulsa rally, Trump awkwardly attempted to prove he can walk down a ramp.
At a Friday evening rally in New Hampshire, Trump again sparked widespread conversation of having difficulty climbing a short set of stairs to the stage while Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be an American” plays:
Well did you see him last night leaning heavily to the left? Looks like he had a stroke
— Jodene Sue (@jodenesue) August 28, 2020
Trump almost just fell walking up a stair to get on stage at his campaign rally in New Hampshire.
He blamed the near-fall on the "floor."
"Just like an ice-skating rink," he tells the largely maskless crowd.
— Chris Sommerfeldt (@C_Sommerfeldt) August 28, 2020
Anyone thinking that this is normal needs to give their head a shake. He is in medical distress on a good day and it won't be long before yam tits is pushing up daisies, if we are lucky.
— Debbie (@ironbow) August 28, 2020
I’ve recovered from a stroke and had events like this for a few months – of course I told everyone – always used railings or a cane & never expected others to pretend for me…
— lauramarie (@laurama48464240) August 28, 2020
Yikes. Trump's problems with stairs and ramps continue in New Hampshire pic.twitter.com/FwilSh8t8N
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) August 28, 2020
What is wrong with Trump’s health? He can’t even walk up a few stairs or down a ramp, let alone ride a bike.
— Biden-Harris 2020 To Save Democracy (@scribunda) August 28, 2020
His lame supporters are already screeching he did it on purpose to own the libs.
— Lady Sewage™️ (@LadySewage) August 28, 2020
Especially if you make fun of other people for the same damn things.
— sharonwhotweets (@sharonwhotweets) August 28, 2020
He’ll have to have another rally so he can explain it for 20 minutes like he did with the ramp 😂
— digginwithdman (@digginwithdman) August 28, 2020
Even the ramps are beginning to resist.
— Jaq Sinclair (@streetnamemuse) August 28, 2020
Karma shoved him. She will do it again. And again.
— chulesee (@chulesee) August 29, 2020
— Dany Lefebvre (@dlefebvre67) August 29, 2020
There’s something seriously wrong with Trump’s health: his trouble walking, the constant slurring, the way he drinks water.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 29, 2020
Gravity has a well-known liberal bias. https://t.co/UZK1vOKc7p
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) August 29, 2020
Republicans’ naked power grab will unwind the legal framework of the majority — and replace it with minority rule
The big story today is big indeed: how and when the seat on the Supreme Court, now open because of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, will be filled. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced within an hour of the announcement of Ginsburg’s passing that he would move to replace her immediately. Trump says he will announce his pick for the seat as early as Tuesday.
Democrats are crying foul. Their immediate complaint is that after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016, McConnell refused even to meet with President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, on the grounds that it was inappropriate to confirm a Supreme Court justice in an election year. He insisted voters should get to decide on who got to nominate the new justice. This “rule” was invented for the moment: in our history, at least 14 Supreme Court justices have been nominated and confirmed during an election year. (Three more were nominated in December, after an election.)
Democrats reveal huge fundraising hauls in Senate races after RBG’s death
Small donor contributions to Democratic Senate campaigns have skyrocketed after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
"From Alaska to Maine to the Carolinas, Democratic strategists working on Senate campaigns described a spontaneous outpouring of donations the likes of which they had never seen, allowing Democrats the financial freedom to broaden the map of pickup opportunities, or press their financial advantage in top battlegrounds already saturated with advertising," The New York Times reported Monday.
Bank account used for Trump’s hush money payments got cash linked to Russian oligarch: Andrew Weissmann
The latest bombshell book on the Trump administration reveals new details on the special counsel investigation into the president's relationship with Moscow.
"The team led by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, failed to do everything it could to determine what happened in the 2016 election, shying away from steps like subpoenaing President Trump and scrutinizing his finances out of fear he would fire them, one of Mr. Mueller’s top lieutenants argued in the first insider account of the inquiry," The New York Times reported Monday.