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Unsteady Trump Nearly Falls Off the Rally Stage in NH and Twitter is Having a Field Day
Donald Trump appeared to narrowly avoid falling over as he walked up to the podium at a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday evening.
Video shows Trump flailing his arms while steadying himself a few feet from the lectern after disembarking from Air Force One.
Trump’s rally in New Hampshire is his first campaign event since accepting the Republican Party nomination for a second term at the party’s national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this week.
The campaign event was held at the PeriCohas Hangar and attendees were closely packed together without any apparent social distancing as they watched Trump speak.
The president has previously held campaign events without strict social distancing, including at an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June, which health officials said “more than likely contributed” to the county’s spike in COVID-19 cases.
But many people were talking about Trump looked…sweaty…and as he walked onto the stage, he seemed to slip a bit and lose his balance.
Trump seemed to have some difficulty making him way to the podium before his speech in New Hampshire pic.twitter.com/E1mfZrrFvb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 29, 2020
Twitter had a field day:
Breaking- Trump loses his balance & nearly falls over in NH. It’s totally expected at this point in his degenerative neurological disease- Frontotemporal dementia…PSP form imo. It will continue to worsen. This is a serious safety issue now requiring a cane, walker or wheelchair https://t.co/GOq2vfjhj7
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) August 28, 2020
What happened at Trump’s secret midnight run to Walter Reed Medical Center? pic.twitter.com/RLRuzoQO1j
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 29, 2020
His right side has been showing weakness quite often this year. Between dragging his foot, difficulty raising arm, leaning, etc. It is concerning as regardless how we feel about him, he is still our president. 🤔
If he refuses to get rest maybe we should help by voting him out?
— Rhonda (@Sweepster35) August 29, 2020
Biden should just say “I hope Donald is getting the medial attention he needs. I don’t want him to fall off the debate stage!” 😂😂😂
— TW Polk (@twpolk) August 29, 2020
It's that right leg. He's been dragging it a bit as he walks
— Andrea Perry Lerner (@RelentlesslyUU) August 29, 2020
So he has problems with stairs and ramps. Now I know why he originally went with an escalator.
— Jay Hasselschwert (@JHasselschwert) August 29, 2020
Watch the way he looks around to see if anyone saw it.🙄
— viperVF80 (@Vf80Viper) August 28, 2020
— Judy Hager 🌊🌊🌊 (@JudyHager11) August 28, 2020