The White House insisted Thursday that Donald Trump’s lispy, halting performance Wednesday in an Israel policy speech is nothing to worry about, and a U.S. Navy doctor will release the results of a physical next year to prove it.
The president’s speaking cadence became irregular and his speech slurred during part of his delivery, concluding with ‘God bless the United Shhtates.’
‘There were a lot of questions on that. Frankly pretty ridiculous questions,’ White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Thursday.
‘The president’s throat was dry. Nothing more than that.’
Sanders took a nothing-to-see-here approach on Thursday, and committed to reporters that Trump will have a full medical exam during ‘the first part of next year.’
She called it ‘the full physical that most presidents go through.’
‘That will take place at Walter Reed [National Military Medical Center], and those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place,’ Sanders said.
‘Morning Joe’ co-host Joe Scarborough said Thursday on his MSNBC program that dementia was the most likely explanation for Trump’s oratory oddity.
Saying he wants ‘to be very careful’ with the charge, Scarborough said he has personal experience with people ‘who are struggling with certain issues because their personality changes’ – namely, his mom.
‘Unfortunately in the case of my mother, I can move that to the side and I am totally fine with that,’ he said.
‘In this case, Donald Trump has control of nuclear weapons.’
A Virginia board-certified dentist had told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that Trump’s suddenly wind-whistled ‘S’es and shifting lower jaw as he spoke at the White House indicated a loose denture plate.
‘Saliva can get trapped between an upper plate and the palate – or between the lower plate and the lower jaw – and that’s what makes the noise,’ he said, while declining to be identified.