#TrumpIsNotWell is trending on social media, after a video of President Trump seemingly having trouble walking down a ramp went viral.
In another video, the President needed two hands to drink a glass of water.
Donald Trump on Saturday was caught on camera struggling with walking down a ramp and lifting a glass of water, as his critics took to social media to attribute his struggles to frail health, as they trended the hashtag, TrumpIsNotWell.
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
Trump also took to Twitter to defend himself, as he explained that the ramp was “very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery”. He wrote;
“The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery. The last thing I was going to do is “fall” for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!”
Trump’s health has been a topic of discussion for a long time with many people questioning his physical and mental health.
President Trump has had two other similar moments in the past, one during Theresa May’s White House visit in January 2017 and another during his UK trip in July 2018. Both times, he grabbed the prime minister’s hand when they were either walking down or climbing up stairs.
Although some observers at the time viewed the hand-holding as a power play or an act of chivalry, others speculated that Trump may be scared of stairs, a condition known as bathmophobia.