Trump Tweet From 2014 Slamming Obama for How He Runs Comes Back to Haunt Trump After His Halting Walk Down Ramp
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President Donald Trump spoke at the famous West Point military academy over the weekend, but it wasn't his words that went viral.
It was the way the President descended a ramp off the stage.
Donald Trump walking down a ramp at West Point https://t.co/eLnU6VXra8— Review & Resist (@Review & Resist)1592082005.0
People noticed that after the speech, the President's walk down the ramp was unsteady and slowed, leading some to make speculations on his health.
This comes months after Trump was rushed to the hospital followed by a two day absence from the public eye. The White House later claimed that the President was only getting the first half of his physical, despite the White House medical facility being more than equipped for a standard service like that.
The President only magnified the story by tweeting in his defense—claiming the ramp was slippery and that he was trying not to fall.
The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most… https://t.co/lhdZUXSWee— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1592103463.0
But another tweet of the President's from 2014 has since resurfaced.
The phrase "there's always a tweet" emerged after a pattern developed in which an old tweet of Trump's will be in diametric opposition to his actions as president. This ranges from negotiating with the Taliban to general presidential accountability, and other instances.
Now, that can be applied to walking down stairs as well.
The way President Obama runs down the stairs of Air Force 1, hopping & bobbing all the way, is so inelegant and unpresidential. Do not fall!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1398212630.0
Trump criticized Obama for looking "unpresidential" while walking down the stairs.
People thought the tweet hit different six years later.
@realDonaldTrump Walking onto Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to your shoe is sooooooo Presidential!… https://t.co/qSfzHqAY2y— Mindful Majority (@Mindful Majority)1549039511.0
@realDonaldTrump Someone is jealous he isn’t as healthy or agile as Obama! By the way, Happy #ObamaAppreciationDay! https://t.co/GyV6OMd9Fs— S Zikmund (@S Zikmund)1592112475.0
@realDonaldTrump Agreed, Mr. President, Sir! The United States needs someone who will carefully step down a ramp like a frail old lady!— Matty (@Matty)1592108470.0
What about that ramp trump blah blah blah 😑 #TrumpIsNotWell https://t.co/RlUa2vpZWz— Covid&Cofeve (@Covid&Cofeve)1592221363.0
Readers may recall that Trump made a campaign issue out of 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's health in the final stages of that election, particularly with a video that showed Clinton needing assistance to enter her vehicle.
The same standard could be applied here.
This is a what's-good-for-the-goose-is-good-for-the-gander situation. If Trump can openly question the physical a… https://t.co/1jqkROPZBt— Chris Cillizza (@Chris Cillizza)1592230141.0
Hillary fainted and within an hour folks in the media were writing her obituary. Trump suggested injecting disinfec… https://t.co/GuqnnWRYST— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy)1592179310.0
And Trump called Hillary "low energy." #WestPoint https://t.co/X3CIqSrlX8— Ursula Faw (@Ursula Faw)1592094438.0
Watch your step.