White House Press Secretary shut down journalists’ speculation that President Trump slurred his words because of his supposed dentures on Thursday, saying that the “president’s throat was dry,” according to Fox News.
Theories were rampant on social media and late night television on Wednesday, after Trump seemed to slur some of his speech while announcing that the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem.
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Mediaite’s Lawrence Bonk wrote, “A close Mediaite examination of the video led us to the most likely conclusion: the President’s dentures were slipping out of his mouth, subtly loosening, thus causing the change in speech pattern.”
Bonk added that “this cannot be confirmed” but he is 71 years old, so “it makes a fair amount of sense that he would wear dentures.”
‘The Daily Show’ host, Trevor Noah, further fed speculation and was the first to mention the #DentureDonald hashtag.
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah upped the ante, mocking Trump’s speech pattern and sarcastically inciting viewers to troll the president on Twitter with the hashtag “#DentureDonald.”
“We all know what’s going on here: President Trump is wearing dentures, people. Yeah, that’s what’s going on,” Noah said. “No, this used to happen to my grandfather all the time: His dentures would start falling out, and then he wouldn’t be able to finish his sentence.”
Noah also charged that Trump’s hair and tan are fake, alluding to the fact that his teeth must be fake also.
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“And by the way: There’s no shame in having dentures… but there is shame in Donald Trump having dentures, because he’s vain as hell,” Noah said. “Can you imagine how he would feel if people started tweeting #DentureDonald? Don’t do it! I’m just saying, can you imagine how he’d feel? But don’t do it, guys. He’s very sensitive, OK.”
Social media users quickly weighed in. Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and ‘The View’ all discussed whether the president might have fake teeth on Thursday.
Sanders said President Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical in early 2018.
“Those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place,” she said.