For someone who mocked former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) as "low energy Jeb," and who refers to former Vice President Joe Biden as "sleepy," Trump struggled to reach his normal level of enthusiasm during a Constitution Day address at the National Archives.
At one point, Trump even mumbled about the “immortable principles of our nation’s founders," delivering even more mockery online.
The weather in Washington is cool and the skies are cloudy with occasional showers, so it's possible he was simply tired. The audience at the National Archives also didn't have a warm-up crowd nor was it stacked with his own supporters whose energy he could feed off of.
Other than that, like many Trump speeches, it was filled with lies, as one viewer characterized it.
@kylegriffin1 So pretty much just another Trump 'speech'.— Dr. Carle TT Ω (@Dr. Carle TT Ω)1600372771.0
See the responses from folks below:
Wow. a super-sedated @realDonaldTrump is attacking "A People's History of the United States" author Howard Zinn, wh… https://t.co/6KLgoDN6SQ— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg)1600369314.0
.@realDonaldTrump now attacking the @Smithsonian.— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg)1600369388.0
@realDonaldTrump You over drugged trump today, he is mumbling and he can’t stand up without leaning on the podium— moon cake candy flipping (@moon cake candy flipping)1600372652.0
@NlzRusty @294thMPCo “Did you hear Joe Biden read the teleprompter the other day?” Yes, I did! And I watched Pres… https://t.co/wDJ9wSFwMn— David (@David)1600371156.0
@LittleNail43 @realDonaldTrump Teleprompter trump is sedated Hate rally trump is all snorting Adderall and jacked u… https://t.co/IUY8w5A7f8— Captain Qwark (@Captain Qwark)1600371819.0
@atrupar In a sane world, Trump’s sedated delivery would be a huge concern.— CeCe (@CeCe)1600372957.0
@EliseStefanik @realDonaldTrump @TeamTrump @TrumpWarRoom @GOP You know you are lying! The stark contrast is that Bi… https://t.co/lCAFfie4uT— LindaJean☘️ (@LindaJean☘️)1600372603.0
Trump sounded drugged out his mind at that "White House Conference on American History" aka the White Achievement H… https://t.co/EYk4l4Xqcc— Just Sam™ (@Just Sam™)1600371722.0
@ColumbiaBugle Is he on quaaludes..? super sedate Trump is a bad sounding Trump... low energy Trump... 🙄— The Mitchman (@The Mitchman)1600372313.0
@PaulBegala Since he's accusing Biden of taking drugs, it's almost a certainty that really means Trump is on meds.… https://t.co/BT9YSjJ3hY— Meurglys (@Meurglys)1600372568.0
If Biden = "Sleepy" Joe, then... Trump = "Euthanized" Donald https://t.co/VkJrGvOASc— Average Tweeter (@Average Tweeter)1600371128.0
republicans when trump calls biden “sleepy joe” https://t.co/vS1cQSbgUy— ✁ (@✁)1600371201.0
@PodSaveAmerica Sleepy tRUmp— Kathy 😷 🎄😷 #WearAMask (@Kathy 😷 🎄😷 #WearAMask)1600372089.0
Sedated Trump announces plan for "patriotic education" in terrifying speech at National Archives https://t.co/V9c208SDZo— Steve Crandall (@Steve Crandall)1600373343.0
@atrupar Trump looks and sounds heavily sedated.— EastGateNative (@EastGateNative)1600373213.0
@atrupar Trump sounds super weird and sedated 😩— Jay The Cat (@Jay The Cat)1600373457.0
Anyone else have "A heavily sedated Trump attacks Howard Zinn and accuses left-wing propagandists of wanting to tea… https://t.co/DjrInKI8v4— Theresa (@Theresa)1600373350.0
@WhiteHouse Wow just nonstop batshit crazy from a sedated slurring trump JFC— Lorie (@Lorie)1600373321.0