That’s some “heavy” water, folks. The would-be Emperor doeth protest too much:
people cheering the president of the united states being able to drink water might be one of the saddest things i've ever watched
— Dad Jokes Panda (@TrashPandaFTW) June 21, 2020
Just when you thought the bar couldn’t get any lower, a standing ovation for drinking water.
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) June 21, 2020
Imagine having to proove you can drink a glass of water…..
— John Brennan (@rawjaybee) June 21, 2020
And his would-be subjects, just keep cheering him on. Yay! he can drink water!
Talk about “lowering the bar” for presidential “qualifications” …
Politico explains why this image of presidential strength — or lack thereof — matters:
[…] Why else would the president take to Twitter to offer the excuse that the ramp was “very slippery” (a claim that a New York Times story labeled highly dubious)?
He might well be revealing his own insecurities. But he’s also right about one important thing: just how damaging such a picture of weakness can be. It may sound trivial, and it’s often unfair, but when a modern president, or even a candidate, exhibits physical weakness, it comes with a political cost.
It helped sink Gerald Ford—perhaps the most athletic of our recent presidents; football star at the University of Michigan, skilled skier. But a couple of stumbles down the steps of Air Force One, a tumble on the ski slopes, and the relentless mockery of Chevy Chase on “Saturday Night Live” cemented a new image of Ford that stuck: A fumbling character barely able to put one foot in front of the other.
After him came President Jimmy Carter, who, in the midst of declining polls and a looming primary challenge from Ted Kennedy, sought to demonstrate his energy by entering a challenging 6-mile race in the Catoctin Mountains in mid-September 1979. Midway through the race, he all but collapsed into the arms of a Secret Service agent; pictures of the open-mouthed, utterly drained Carter became the symbol of an exhausted presidency.
Think Trump is worried about his “low energy” appearances? … Yup, he’s worried.
President Donald Trump gave a lengthy explanation during his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday about his struggle to walk down a ramp the previous weekend, which was captured on video and prompted speculation about his health.
At one point on Saturday, Trump jokingly reenacted his descent down the ramp at West Point, where he had spoken to graduating students.
Trump told the Tulsa crowd he had struggled with the ramp in part because he was wearing leather-bottomed shoes and had been worn out from the heat and saluting roughly 600 cadets.
He also said the ramp was slippery, “like an ice skating rink,” and had no handrails for him to grip.
No handrails? Next, he’ll be asking for “training wheels” and only “cups with straws” — just so that Fake Media won’t be able to make fun of him anymore.
The dude’s losing it — and he knows it.
He’s doing all he can to hide it from America, before we trade him in — for someone who can “walk and drink water” — you know, without thinking about it. Without rambling on about it.
Without blaming everyone else — for his own shuffling duck-walk.