After weeks of enduring the impeachment trial against him in the Senate, President Donald Trump was likely grateful to be in a venue filled with people willing to praise him.
The President spoke at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, but at multiple points during the speech, his words got ahead of his thoughts.
At one point, Fox News—which was covering the event—decided to cut away, amid stifled laughter from the hosts.
Fox News cut away from Trump's rally immediately after his brain short-circuited https://t.co/0jgKzVLb9E— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1580262526.0
"Democrats, decided to shield and shelter criminica… Look, look, wait."
That's when Fox cut back to the hosts, and laughter at the President's verbal snafu could be heard off-camera.
Some took it as a reason for concern.
This is concerning. Wondering how long this can be ignored. Is there anyone left in his team that cares about his h… https://t.co/x9yaLfVMem— Anthony Scaramucci (@Anthony Scaramucci)1580269147.0
The president broke. https://t.co/KEQRHSwfVu— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast)1580268963.0
Trump makes his case against impeachment by making a case for the 25th Amendment. https://t.co/vJqLFTrZd0— Windsor Mann (@Windsor Mann)1580305299.0
Yikes. He is losing it. https://t.co/Z9MPWerIQz— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1580269262.0
Fox News can cut away, but it doesn’t change the reality. Something is wrong with Trump’s brain function. Something… https://t.co/yCyt5IKAqC— Steven Beschloss (@Steven Beschloss)1580268973.0
Trump did indeed short-circuit... and he reacted in the way someone would if they know they're prone to these tics… https://t.co/JbdqlTpjHG— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1580264226.0
It wasn't the only time in the rally that Trump gave up when trying to say a word.
Trump's brain misfires when he tries to say the word "witch" https://t.co/RJ6K4bC4f2— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1580258162.0
@atrupar The network that abruptly cut away from Trump's mental lapse is the network that ran a campaign to persuad… https://t.co/i5q8d33Z2z— Walter Shaub (@Walter Shaub)1580262921.0
While his speech may have slurred, his ability to lie and drum up fear remained unscathed.
The President repeated a lie about passing Veterans Choice legislation (It was passed by Obama in 2014). He lied about the Obama administration's efforts to curtail the AIDS epidemic. He lied that his administration is fighting to protect those with pre-existing conditions (It's fighting against pre-existing condition protections in court). He lied about building 100 miles of border wall (Under one mile is new, the rest are repairs or replacement of previously existing fencing).
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