As Donald Trump deplaned in London for a summit marking the NATO’s 70th anniversary, just before his rambling presser with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, the septuagenarian “president” appeared to have trouble getting down the stairs of Air Force One. Keep in mind that this is just speculation, but Trump did seem to have a white-knuckled death-grip on the Third Lady’s hand as she braced herself with the side rail with her other hand as she navigated down the stairs.
Better footage of Trump struggling to get down the stairs of Air Force One. At one point it looks like he snaps at Melania telling her where to hold on. pic.twitter.com/4fDhVf1KM8
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) December 3, 2019
Twitter users weighed in.
He’s gonna need a stair climber by the end of his term. pic.twitter.com/4GSKEb8ZR4
— Mr. F. (@therealhanksr) December 3, 2019
He’s holding on to her hand w/ his R arm out, like his L arm is on the rail, for balance. It’s not a natural hand hold position- he was using her hand like a railing on his right. Hard to believe they are still letting him go down stairs like this. This is not sustainable
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) December 3, 2019
Since his hospital visit he has been using the back door of AF1 because there are less stairs
— Glenn Griswold (@grizvacation) December 3, 2019
Do you remember when FoxNews went nuts when Obama used the rear entrance ? I think when they went to China. They said it showed weakness. Heard about it for weeks from my FoxNews watching Dad 🙄
— OpinionatedArtist (@OpiniatedArtist) December 3, 2019
Since he has never been by her side walking down the stairs or elsewhere…..Yes, a little odd.
— BleuPisces (@BluPisces) December 3, 2019
My husband is a stroke survivor and as his caregiver, I recognize this stair shuffle. The stress and anxiety on their faces is very familiar. Something has definitely affected his gait and balance.
— Patriotic Cavvie🇺🇸❤️🙏💒🗽 (@Patrioticcavvie) December 3, 2019
DEMENTIA ALERT- Trump clings to his 5″10″ cane Melania & the railing while descending all the stairs of AF 1.
Melania was there to normalize it- but it looked bizarre. Trump’s balance keeps worsening. It’s a key symptom of his dementia & as noted here, will be a game changer. pic.twitter.com/vYxorHG098
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) December 2, 2019
He has never held her hand getting off AF1
He has never paid attention to her getting off AF1
He has gone in front of her everytime they’ve exited AF1
Unusual is an understatement
— Marie Titus🌊🌊🌊🌊2020 (@MarieTitus9) December 3, 2019
He’s gripping that railing like he was holding on to a stripper.
— Sober F Scott Fitzgerald (@SoberFitzgerald) December 2, 2019
Insiders previously blamed a combined fear of stairs and dirty handrails when Trump grabbed Theresa May’s hand as they ventured down a ramp in 2017. That’s right, MAGAville, y’alls fearless, alpha-male “president” is terrified of stairs. And he recently showed up at Walter Reed hospital for a surprise check-up that he said will come in different parts and on different years. Nothing to see here, you guys. We do hope, however, that Melanie’s hand is OK.
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