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Trump’s Slurred Speech and ‘Grooming Issues’ Have People Talking Again About Decline
We have already spent considerable time reporting on the awfulness of last night’s speech. It was described by the New York Times as “dark and decisive” which is strong language from mother Times. Translated into netspeak the speech was disturbing and malicious. Of course, the description encompasses the content of the speech, not so much the delivery or aesthetics.
We noted last night that Trump was slurring his way throughout, using that podium “side-to-side” lean that he does when reading something for the first time, which he clearly was – and not doing it well. One can always tell when he’s reading because his vocabulary expands by 25% and he goes up and down in volume – what we call his “sing-song” voice.
So the slurring was one thing, and there was also his “appearance.” We reported on the fact that many people noticed that Trump’s makeup was thicker and darker last night than had been previously seen. “Rotisserie chicken” as someone said, we used “baked ham.” He just all-around looked terrible, perhaps worse than at any public speaking engagement.
— Violetsareblue (@Violets51612434) July 4, 2020
We are now told by Tom Joseph – a man who has studied FTD (frontotemporal dementia) and gone through it with a family member, though not a doctor – that Trump’s issues were far more noticeable last night and that they portend a terrifying tailspin:
Trump's is sweaty, jerky & slurry. His skin is glazed. His words are mangled. He can't enunciate
"U-lyss-i-us S Grant"
A new level of weakness in his voice stands out. He can't deliver the angry speech. This is part of his dementia decline
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) July 4, 2020
We cannot attest to the dementia aspect, but it absolutely is true that during several portions of the speech, Trump seemed to want to be angry, and deliver a forceful showdown – but just couldn’t do it. We ascribed it to being “sleepy,” or “medicated,” but it could be something else.
Trump’s dementia puts his family in an emergency situation, yet they are a case study of what not to do. They are frozen & in denial. People see it now & it will get ugly. The grooming issues seen last night are surpassed by hygiene & safety issues. More graphic events are coming
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) July 4, 2020
“Grooming issues,” yes – that’s how bad it was.
He really needs to blend that jawline better! pic.twitter.com/rPZfjgFazx
— ♈fitchic (@alexisnaniya) July 4, 2020
In terms of safety risk? He is already at incredible risk! The people around him are dropping like flies from COVID. Secret Service agents, his homewrecker daughter-in “common law,” people at rallies. COVID is IN the White House and IN the countryside, and he’s doing all he can to mix it all up. One almost has to wonder if he’s taking direct orders from someone wanting to destroy America. And yes, he’s always in danger of falling.
We aren’t the only ones having real doubts as to the stability of all this:
This photo from last night is disturbing as hell. pic.twitter.com/Z50OgqR2hI
— Mary Huddleston (@MaryHud38059040) July 4, 2020
We have just learned that the above photo is photoshopped…thank goodness.
I’ve been saying for ages that he could die & we’d never know…. they’d all just keep up the vitriol
— Roadrunner (@Roadrun10517594) July 4, 2020
Bingo. The doors are open on the vaults. These guys are gonna steal for a while yet, then bolt offshore.
— bdgordon (@bdgordonatlarge) July 4, 2020
I'm fed up enough to look forward to his complete disintegration in full view of America. Imagine what it must be like to be in close enough proximity to smell him. I don't think the Bidens will be able to move into the WH until the entire place has been sanitized.
— LadyBug (@LadyBug09195373) July 4, 2020
I think both. Remember the toilet paper?😃🤦😅
— Sapiendo…. (@Sapiendo2) July 4, 2020
Exactly. This isn't hard to figure out. They will prop him up as long as possible while they rob us blind
— COLTSFAN4LIFE38 (@Life38Coltsfan4) July 4, 2020
They aren’t in denial. They know full well. He’s the face of the presidency. There’s a group of them actually assuming the duties from kushner to Barr to munchin.
— Linda Schmidt (@starfoxangel) July 4, 2020
It is difficult to tell who is in more trouble, him, or us. We do know who looks worse.
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