Donald Trump gave a speech in North Carolina on Saturday that lasted for 85 minutes — and gave some critics reason to question his health.
The former president threw red meat to his base during the speech at the state GOP convention and repeated his "Big Lie" about election fraud. He also attempted to defend himself after having difficulty walking down a ramp, which had raised questions about Trump's health in 2020. Trump argued the ramp was a "boobytrap."
The question of Trump's heath was again raised for how he delivered his speech. Here's some of what people were saying:
Put politics aside and pray for the health of Donald Trump. He looked lethargic and sounded soft tonight.— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1622939382.0
Trump’s posture b4 reaching the podium was bent. The lack of applause accentuates the way his decline looks to obs… https://t.co/hivRu9lsZB— Tom Joseph (@Tom Joseph) 1622942822.0
Honestly... like... damn... If he wasn’t the world’s worst human I’d feel bad. He is deteriorating before our eyes.— Brett Meiselas (@Brett Meiselas) 1622941474.0
If you close your eyes and listen to Trump tonight, his voice is gravelly. He sounds a lot older.— digby (@digby) 1622941602.0
"She comes from a country that's done a *wonderful* job running their country now she's telling us how to run our c… https://t.co/4ihSbCY9gE— Tim Miller (@Tim Miller) 1622940342.0
Low energy teleprompter stump speech with “Critical Race Theory” thrown in, along with “Defund the Police” etc. Tr… https://t.co/4dd0xsLVko— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈) 1622938363.0
Trump stumbles on the word "catastrophic." Likely the only 4 syllable word in his speech.— Ron Shillman (@Ron Shillman) 1622939488.0