Trump Tries To Explain Awkward West Point Walk That Lit Up Twitter Critics
President Donald Trump tried to explain his clumsy path over a ramp on Saturday after speaking to West Point graduates by saying he was particularly careful to avoid a fall that would end the "fake news" "Would have fun".
Trump is not well began to evolve on Twitter after a video of the President's tentative walk was posted on social media. Check it out above.
Trump said in a tweet that the ramp was long, steep, and "very slippery". He claimed he was "running" to level the "last ten feet" - which apparently wasn't.
Donald J. Trump
The ramp that I descended at the start of West Point after my speech was very long and steep, had no handrail and, above all, was very slippery. The last thing I wanted to do was "fall" for the fake news to have fun. I ran the last ten feet on flat ground. Swing!
05:57 a.m. - June 14, 2020
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During his speech to the cadets, Trump previously used his clumsy hand to raise a glass of water for a drink. Then he used his left hand to slide the glass still in his right hand up to his lips.
Reply to @atrupar
Trump's bone spores must have flared up when he said "Vietnam" here
Trump still hasn't quite figured out how to drink water
6:04 p.m. - June 13, 2020
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Both incidents got Twitter critics going, with many questions about Trump's health - and again about his unannounced visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center late last year. The White House said it was for a routine check.
West Point cadets were recalled from their homes across the country to prepare for the graduation ceremony after Trump informed surprised officials in late April that he would deliver the opening speech. The army had not yet decided whether cadets should return to a graduation ceremony because of the risks of COVID-19 or not. All of them had been instructed to stay home after the spring break and had continued their studies online.
At least 15 of the 1,106 cadets who returned to campus about an hour's drive north of New York City were tested positive for COVID-19 and quarantined when they arrived weeks ago. None was symptomatic. The rest of them were allowed to stay in their dormitories under what the army called "soft quarantine". All have been tested.
The cadets sat on chairs three feet apart and put on masks as they crossed the stage. Families had to watch TV. Trump was not wearing a mask.
In his speech, the president promised that the cadets would not have to wage “endless wars” in “distant countries”.
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