The last phrase of Trump's speech was mangled. To many on the internet, it appeared as if the president was struggling to prevent his dentures, if he uses any, from falling out.
This week, U.S. President Donald Trump delivered what is being referred to as a "historic" speech in which he announced his administration's plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the embassy to the embattled city from Tel Aviv.
The announcement has drawn criticism from across the international community since it essentially legitimizes illegal Israeli occupation of disputed land in the region.
However, it wasn't Trump's words that became the focus of attention during the important speech.
It was the way those words were uttered that transfixed the world - at least on the internet.
Trump closed his address with a familiar phrase, “and God bless the United States.” But the pronunciation of those words appeared to slur. Heavily.
It sounded more like: "God Blesh The United Shtatesh."
Although slurring can be caused by a number of reasons, such as a stroke or brain tumor, many internet users thought Trump was trying to prevent his dentures — if he wears any — from falling out.
Rumors have surrounded Trump's health ever since he took office. He is the oldest president elected in American history. Also, multiple reports about his unhealthy eating habits, such as regularly consuming 2,430 calories in one meal, have added to the speculation.
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