Trump Gets a Standing Ovation for “Drinking Water”

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That’s some “heavy” water, folks.  The would-be Emperor doeth protest too much:

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.

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Think Trump is worried about his “low energy” appearances?  … Yup, he’s worried. 

From BusinessInsider:

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.

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It was like an ice-rink, I tell ya.
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Ahh, where’s my hat? … Oh there it is.
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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

If they cheered when he drank water. What would happen if he told the truth.

Scott Auden
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Scott Auden

They’d walk out on him. They’re there for the lies (and the self-congratulations and cruelty the lies excuse and encourage.)

SimonDK
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SimonDK

I doubt any writer of fiction would have thought to bring such a series of events down on paper without it instantly being labelled a bad brain fart by the author or the editor.
What we’re looking at is the ultimate participation trophy right there. After that Trump is going to want people present while he’s on the potty, so they can cheer each time he manages to let one out of the bag.
Code Brown! I call CODE BROWN!
If there was ever a time to put the star spangled upside down this is it.
Bow legged cricket eating pony!

Nps
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He’d better drink up because people in hell want ice water

Lou
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His aide said he practice 2 days to drink or sip water from a glass like a baby. When you have DEMENTIA these are the key issues in not able to hold a glass of water. He again was sniffing , slurring,and forgetting. He even said it was not a good speech, avg. What you saw a small crowd, not a huge massive millions, just small.There Were more people protesting outside, in a very good manner and no violence, as trump called them low life. When interviewing people inside, look what one man said, the he never voted any President… Read more »
Scott Auden
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Scott Auden

talk us again how ridiculous participation trophies are. We’ll wait ’till you’re done cheering for Trump for drinking water successfully. 🙄

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o
One trick pony. Same as 2016. Racial. Chinese virus. China’s fault. If we stop testing the virus will magically go away. You know, like it did in April when it warmed up. No sympathy for the victim’s or their families. “I take no responsibility” (the buck stops with Obama apparently). No comment on Black Lives Matter. Only thing missing is Lock Her Up and Build The Wall chanting. Biden’s old and feeble but Look At Me !!! I can drink water & shuffle my way down a ramp, nothing to see here. His followers even looked bored & those evil… Read more »
drjillinNH
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drjillinNH

Damn! The bar is set pretty low, isn’t it. Yeah, that’s rhetorical.

Debra
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Debra

If anyone here actually watched the rally did you see where the glass was thrown and if so did water actually come out of the glass? I’m thinking it was a plastic magic cup just like a child’s doll baby bottle.

David
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David

Even though, as quoted above, he collapsed into the arms of a Secret Service agent, Jimmy Carter is still alive.