A viral video showing a side-by-side comparison of a Donald Trump campaign speech from 2015 to a Rose Garden speech Thursday marking the establishment of the U.S. Space Command demonstrates a stark difference in energy that has people wondering if the President is feeling okay.
Compare and contrast: Trump speaking during his June 2015 campaign launch speech vs. Trump speaking today pic.twitter.com/TTG5EArhJZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 29, 2019
You can see a clear difference in both energy and appearance, with 2015 Trump animated and speaking at a good pace. Meanwhile, 2019 Trump speaks slowly and haltingly, is hunched over and seems like he can barely keep his eyes open. He did a little better during his speech to the American people about Hurricane Dorian, but was still pretty low-energy.
Obviously, the job of President of the United States of America is a highly stressful one, and people have often noted how past Presidents have appeared to be significantly aged over the course of eight or even four years. Of course, Trump has been President for less than three years, and the issue of his health has already come up multiple times during this period.
And there is this photo after the speech. He can barely stand: pic.twitter.com/YlR9fOG4PL
— MrMueller and her 😺🐱😸🐱😽🐱😽🐱 (@MrMuellerIsHere) August 30, 2019
Even his hair looks frizzy and frazzled, and he doesn’t have the old orange glow. Perhaps it has something to do with all the reports that he is actually very concerned that the economy is going to crash and severely hamper his chances of being re-elected?
People are tossing around all kinds of ideas.
He looks like he pausing frequently to re-seat his dentures.
But he’s stumbling through speeches, using filler words more frequently now (big, tremendous, beautiful) to cover the time he needs to reorient himself or find the right word.
— crochet (@crochet69453208) August 30, 2019
I guess he realized the chair is more rich than him. Moreover, he is not at all good in reading lines. If left free he owns the podiums.
— Soniyoo (@singhpsoniyoo) August 30, 2019
Leaning heavily on the podium, too, versus standing and gesturing vigorously with both hands. He is not physically well. We deserve to know what’s going on.
— Donia (Lasagna) (@doniamae) August 30, 2019
I was a primary caretaker for a relative with Alzheimer’s, and in my unprofessional opinion, Trump is in the early mid stages of dementia.
— Ðάʋĩȸɏřőɳ Ħǿƥƨɵñ 🌊🆘️ (@HopsonByron) August 30, 2019
He wasn’t talking about himself yesterday, so….
— #𝙍𝘼𝙉𝘿𝙔𝙍𝙀𝙎𝙄𝙎𝙏 🆘 (@RandyResist) August 30, 2019
Trump is FINALLY as sick and tired as he deserves to be.
— Amir Blumenfeld (@jakeandamir) August 30, 2019
To be fair, all of this is speculation. But you can’t blame people for having some hope that the nightmare will soon be over.