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14 Jun, 2020 02:36

‘Parkinson’s? Dementia? Stroke?’ Trump’s ‘weird’ West Point appearance turns Twitter sleuths into medical experts 

‘Parkinson’s? Dementia? Stroke?’ Trump’s ‘weird’ West Point appearance turns Twitter sleuths into medical experts 

Donald Trump’s address at the US West Point Military Academy has been dissected and analyzed by hundreds of wannabe online neurologists concerned by the supposed ‘deteriorating health’ of their commander-in-chief.

At one point during his speech to US military academy graduates on Saturday, Trump used both of his hands to lift a glass of water, while at the end of it he descended the ramp extremely carefully – too carefully for some.

These two “distressing” incidents were enough for the vast crowd of Trump detractors to declare the US leader unfit for service, propelling the #TrumpIsNotWell hashtag into the top trends and diverting attention from what he had to say.

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Responding to the outcry to “neurological Twitter,” several physicians (as well as those pretending to be doctors, or citing anonymous medical sources) weighed in, confirming that it must be something neurological – what else? Other popular telemedicine diagnoses however included a possible rotator cuff injury – from too much golfing, obviously.

Cooler heads noted that it is irresponsible, especially for legitimate medical experts, to diagnose Trump (or anyone else, for that matter) via social media based on videos without actually examining the patient.

Others, however, argued that it is perfectly reasonable to speculate about the president’s health, if only because the “right-wingers” and Trump himself are doing the same at the first signs of Joe Biden or any other Democrat’s health “deteriorating before our very eyes.”

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