Denture-gate: What was up with Trump during his Israel speech yesterday?

Denture-gate: What was up with Trump during his Israel speech yesterday?

Yesterday President Trump made the announcement that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel and that the U.S. would begin preparing to move its embassy there in recognition of that fact. Maybe you noticed that toward the end of the speech the president seemed to be slurring his words a bit. As you might imagine, there were all sorts of suggestions as to what caused this, ranging from a dry mouth to a stroke. But one of the most widespread suggestions online was that Trump was having a problem with his dentures.


Last night on MSNBC, Chris Hayes called what happened, “pretty weird” and noted that the White House had attributed it to Trump having a dry mouth. On another MSNBC show, contributor John Heilemann suggested the “innocent explanation” was that Trump’s mouth was dry but then added, “I actually thought for a moment that he might have lost a crown or something, that it was a dental problem.”


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One of the most popular theories circulating on social media yesterday was that Trump was having problems with dentures.