Given everything that’s going on in the nation and world these days, you can certainly be forgiven if you didn’t know that Donald Trump visited a laboratory in North Carolina on Tuesday that is doing research on a possible vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
However, the president did indeed visit the lab, and some footage of him walking around and talking to some of the people working there has just come to light that’s raising the issue of Trump’s health yet again. Specifically, the bizarre gait he has with his right leg. Take a look at the video and keep a close eye on how his right leg seems to be on a different page than the rest of his lower body:
See how the right leg sort of drags? When was the last time you saw anyone walk that way?
While some might say it’s wrong to make such a big deal of a video, keep in mind that the Trump campaign and the candidate have repeatedly suggested that Joe Biden is unfit for office. Trump also made a very big deal about Hillary Clinton’s health in 2016. So, as the old saying goes, turnabout is fair play.
What does all of this mean? Well, people have questions about whether or not Trump is fit for office, and it’s not just his unhinged tweets that lead them to that conclusion:
He’s been dragging it for weeks. Likely connected to his emergency trip to Bethesda. Stroke?
— Chris Braunsdorf (@vslacks) July 28, 2020
There are other video examples where he’s had problems with that side – arm jerking, leg jerking, leg dragging, unable to pick up a water glass.
Looks like a stroke.
Yet it seems he’s still high on Adderall a lot of the time? Sniffling, swollen sinuses, random nonsense …
— Allysa Delgado (@AllysaJDelgado) July 28, 2020
This looks like a foot drop to me. I had that in my right foot as part of having MS. I also cannot hold the glass in my right-hand. Not saying he has MS, my guess would be a neurological issue like a stroke. Also a guess, suspect this will only get worse.
— Mike Knight (@MSresistor2) July 28, 2020
It looks like something they call drop foot. He would be required to wear a brace that keeps his foot from dropping but he can’t walk normally. Nerve damage. It can also be caused by a stroke.
— 🌻Jen🌻 (@DemJennn) July 28, 2020
I’m a physical therapist.
It’s called a circumduction,people do it when they can’t lift their leg high enough to gain the height for the swing forward,mostly bc the nervus peroneaus is not working properly,either bc a lack of blood circulation or a stroke.
— VeryBadGerman🍺 🚨Unstable if genius tweets🚨 (@Speed_Peete) July 28, 2020
He thinks that he’s in the dojo facing Daniel-san? Sweep the leg?
Seriously, that’s a sign of serious neurological/neuromuscular issues. He’s shambling and it’s getting worse – this is a flat surface. No slope.
— lawhawk #maskingforafriend (@lawhawk) July 28, 2020
There is clearly something affecting the way Trump walks. Of course, chances are we won’t know what it is until long after he leaves office. And then — much the way we were shocked when we learned Reagan was serving in office with Alzheimer’s — we’ll probably look back and wonder why we didn’t notice it sooner.