A few months ago, as Minneapolis and other major U.S. cities were embroiled in massive protests over the murder of George Floyd by police officers, Donald Trump and his White House entourage flew to Cape Canaveral for the liftoff of a SpaceX rocket. The rocket reached orbit without any problems and later docked at the International Space Station.
But during the time he was in Florida awaiting the rocket launch, many people noticed that whenever the camera was on Trump, he seemed unable to just stand and observe. He kept moving — even swaying at times — as if he was about to lose control of his body. It was quite a bizarre sight, and it quickly set off a firestorm of debate on social media about whether or not the current president is damaged goods, in the throes of full-blown dementia.
Take a look at this video of Trump on Saturday:
Seriously WTF Is WRONG with him? pic.twitter.com/Qt8ckrlF4h
— Carlolol (@Carlolol2) May 30, 2020
As it turns out, strange body motions are a symptom of what’s known as the PSP form of Frontotemporal Dementia:
“Progressive motor decline—characterized by various difficulties with physical movement, including the use of one or more limbs, shaking, difficulty walking, frequent falls, and poor coordination.”
Or as one person noted on Twitter with a very informative meme:
I’ll just leave this here. pic.twitter.com/5b1DpwjOYY
— Trinity (@TrinityResists) May 31, 2020
Others also remarked that it would appear Trump is, to put it mildly, neurologically challenged:
He can’t stand it when he’s not the center of attention. And he’s got the attention span of a flea. Note the way his body tilts foward sign of early stage dementia.
— Tux nyc (@tux_nyc) May 30, 2020
That’s dementia at work. He’s losing his balance more frequently and his short term memory is virtually nonexistent. The imposter needs a neurological evaluation. Meanwhile, his sycophants keep pushing him out in public to fulfill their fascist agenda. This will not end well.
— NoFascistUSA🚨Mask it or casket🚨 (@nokkkusa) May 30, 2020
Look up a condition called PSP and read the symptoms, he ticks every single box pic.twitter.com/q0QauevBCi
— HRH “K”aren McFeeling Marginalised🌈♥️ (@PantsFlossy) May 31, 2020
— OC Mercuri (@oc_mercuri) May 31, 2020
As you can tell from the video, something is indeed physically wrong with Trump. But there’s a very good chance we won’t find out until years from now when he’s out of office. Let’s just hope that’s sooner rather than later.