If you logged into Twitter today after Donald Trump gave his speech on the current situation with Iran following the missile attacks on a U.S. base in neighboring Iraq, you probably could have guessed that a Trump speech happened based on the trending terms. “Adderall” and “100% of ISIS” topped the list, followed close behind by things like “slurring,” “teleprompter,” and “Sudafed.”
"Slurring," "Adderall" and #TrumpSpeech are trending. Sounds like it went really well.— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) January 8, 2020
Donald Trump has never been considered to be the most eloquent or composed speaker, but concerns about his mental state have been increasing as the incidents of him slurring or mispronouncing words in strange ways have increased in recent months. There have also been persistent rumors that he is addicted to Adderall or similar stimulants, as well as the powerful decongestant Sudafed.
In between the slurring and sniffing, Trump announced that Iran “will stand down” and blamed the entire situation, somehow, on former President Barack Obama. He also falsely claimed that he had eradicated “100 percent of ISIS” and called for Iran to help the U.S. combat ISIS (which they had already been doing) in the same speech.
In fact, Twitter user Timothy Burke made a supercut of the 58 times Trump sniffed during his address:
58 times. He sniffed 58 times during his address. Here are all of them. pic.twitter.com/GoAIfsfdLd— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 8, 2020
So yes, there are many jokes to be had.
Trump’s ramblin’ 10 minute speech summarized into 4 words?— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 8, 2020
I. Have. No. Plan.
Adderall is trending- looks like many people watched #TrumpSpeech— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 8, 2020
Adderall Side Effects: Dry mouth, slurring speech, aggressive assassination, loss of appetite except for KFC, nausea, lack of diplomacy, Tweeting in ALL CAPS, diarrhea of the mouth, orange skin discoloration, complications reading teleprompter. #Trump #Trumpspeech #Iran #IranWar— Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine (@zaharako) January 8, 2020
Of course Trump’s supporters believe he eliminated 100% of ISIS. A few years ago nearly half of them said they would approve of bombing Agrabah, a fictional city in a Disney movie.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 8, 2020
how trump looks after saying he killed 100% of ISIS pic.twitter.com/lBhjuY49OZ— 🎲Hottest Youngin🎲 (@GMM_Ham) January 8, 2020
How you gonna tell me we beat 100% of Isis and then ask for help to beat them in less than a minute 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/939nxSwW9S— Edgar (@auntjemimasdad) January 8, 2020
In one speech, Trump claims that we have already killed 100% of ISIS and that we need to continue the fight against ISIS.— JRehling (@JRehling) January 8, 2020
They’re tougher than I thought. pic.twitter.com/huzM7oM6x8
‘100% of ISIS’ is right up there with ‘Mission Accomplished’. pic.twitter.com/W3cro80M2q— Pumpkin Spice Covfefe (@Gypsygoddess1) January 8, 2020
I know it's not a politically correct thing to say, but I miss having a president who speaks English.#TrumpSpeech— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) January 8, 2020
our president read off that teleprompter with all the sincerity of a teenager forced to apologize for leaving a flaming bag of dog shit on his neighbor's porch— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 8, 2020
Trump: Iran is standing down.— imfabulous (@imfabulous13) January 8, 2020
Ayatollah Khamenei: This was just a slap in the face.
Trump: I destroyed 100% of ISIS
ISIS: LOL 🤣🤣
Shire Pharmaceuticals: Thank you for a free Adderall commercial, Mr. President.#IranVSAmerica#TrumpSpeech
ME— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) January 8, 2020
"I couldn't bring myself to watch the #TrumpSpeech, but I wonder how it went."
"Here's what's trending:
Quick reminder about words and their appropriate usage...— Melissa Blake (@melissablake) January 8, 2020
“All is well” is something you say after you change your flat tire, clean up spilled milk or fix a botched haircut.
It’s NOT something you say after a missile attack on a military base.
Got it?? #allisNOTwell
I’m Sudafed up with Adderall of this bullshit.— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 8, 2020
WARREN: [makes a thoughtful case for responsible foreign policy]— Jake Maccoby (@jdmaccoby) January 8, 2020
TRUMP: [gargles a handful of peanut butter atop a throne of human skulls]
MEDIA: in a defiant and powerful speech, -
Donald Trump’s day so far:— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 8, 2020
- Slurs his way through lifeless, confused, Adderall-laced speech about #IranAttacks
- Sounds half dead
- Gives away classified intel
- Fuck Trump, fuck his supporters
- Trump is going to prison
- It’s still only noon