As President Donald Trump ended his speech Wednesday about recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city, many pointed out that he appeared to be struggling to deliver his final words and the speech got more and more slurred as he neared the end of his statement.
The hashtag "#DentureDonald" started to trend on Twitter on Wednesday night after "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah played a clip showing the president slurring his words and mocked him.
At the end of his speech, Trump said "God Bless the United States," but the last word came out as "Shhtates."
Trump's slurred words in question, which start at about the 45:00 mark, can be watched below:
In addition to slurring multiple words, the president ended his speech with "God bless Israel. God bless the Palestinians, and God bless the United States," but the mangling of the last phrase of the sentence was clearly noticed by viewers, who started theorizing if the president may have been wearing dentures or some other form of dental prosthetics.
While some said that the president might have suffered a mini stroke, which caused the slurring.
Naturally, late night comedy show hosts had a field with Trump's apparent flubbing of several words during the speech.
Terming the speech "disturbing," Noah said, "As disturbing as it was today to watch Donald Trump add fuel to the Middle East conflict, it was even more disturbing to watch the conflict between Donald Trump's teeth and his tongue."
"It seemed like someone hit him with a blow dart just before he went out to make the speech."
"Oh man! He's slurring and stumbling over the words. He sounds like he just had a drink with Bill Cosby, what's going on there, man?" he added.
Noah also went on to indicate that Trump must have been having trouble with his dentures and called for a "molar investigation."
"Think about it. Fake teeth, fake hair, fake tan. Like there's no part of his body that's real. At this point, I wouldn't be shocked to find out he is the dude from ‘Men in Black,’" Noah said jokingly.
"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert also played the clip of Trump’s speech twice during his opening monologue, ABC News reported.
"He managed to get every word in the speech right, except the last one," Colbert said. "I am really looking forward to this Jan. 30. We're live when Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the ‘Shtshh’ of the Union."
The White House termed it a non-issue, saying it was simply a case of "dry mouth," according to reports.
It was not yet known if the president wears dentures or any other orthodontic device.
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