Trump slurs words in Jerusalem embassy speech

Trump slurs words in Jerusalem embassy speech

On Wednesday, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but his speech didn't seem to flow easily - and people noticed.

President Donald Trump's slurred words during a speech announcing his controversial decision to move the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem are being dismissed by the White House as the result of a dry throat.

James Corden gave his take as well, saying it seemed like something was "wrong" with Trump's mouth. "There's nothing to it", White House spokesman Raj Shah told the Los Angeles Times.

The paper asked if the President's performance could indicate health concerns.

Last night, Trevor Noah of The Daily Show pointed out that Trump, while speaking about moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, appeared to be having a denture malfunction.

Appearing to struggle to get through the final part of his speech on Jerusalem, Trump had trouble getting out a number of words and lisped his way through as he expressed hopes for peace and state: "God bless the United Shtesh".

During his speech, Trump slurred several words, including the pronunciation of United States as "Shtatesh". He's slurring and stumbling over the words.

Although slurring can be caused by a number of reasons, such as a stroke or brain tumor, many internet users thought Trump was trying to prevent his dentures - if he wears any - from falling out. "He sounds like he just had a drink with Bill Cosby, what's going on there, man?"

Noah said that if people tweeted the hashtag #DentureDonald, it would upset Trump because he is vain.

Noah speculated Trump was wearing dentures.

"There is no shame in having dentures", Noah said.