Another day, another Donald Trump headline.
Trump, it could be argued, is just as good as The Kardashians at stealing the limelight and grabbing headlines, with him making the news for literally everything he does, including drinking water. Yep, you heard me right, the world is now up in arms about how the President drinks a cup of water.
It would be a fair statement to say that the presidency of Donald Trump has been hugely controversial thus far. There has been his suspicious ties with the Russians, his stance on trans rights, and his involvement with Britain First on Twitter. While some of these are undoubtedly concerning and worthy of headline news, it does appear that every movement, word and action by Trump is heavily analysed by the press and social media alike. So, in light of this, let’s take a look at the President’s drinking technique in action.
Yeah, I mean, it’s pretty weird. He does sort of drink it like he’s a 2-year-old drinking from his beaker. Unsurprisingly, social media went into a frenzy. Seeing their opportunity to tear into the president once more, plenty of people were quick to make jokes and rip Trump for his bizarre drinking method.
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) 18 December 2017
However, to be fair to the President, he later uses the classic “one-handed sip” method and even chucks in a little lick at the end.
when, national security speech or no national security speech, you gotta drop that harmonica solo pic.twitter.com/7RyJQUr1Ak
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) 18 December 2017
Trump just paused for a sip of water. pic.twitter.com/GEeQfxwQdE
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) 18 December 2017
But while Trump’s double-handed drinking may seem like a pretty trivial thing to people to be discussing in great detail, many commenters believe that it points to a more significant issue concerning the President.
Merry Christmas, here’s trump’s lip lick pic.twitter.com/5D1anC8nMa
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) 18 December 2017
Last week, Trump was noticeably slurring during his speech regarding America’s foreign policy regarding Israel. Plenty of people on social media have pointed to this, combined with his bizarre sipping incident, could be seen as evidence of Trump’s health decaying, or even worse, dementia.
While some believe that the gaffe could potentially be more serious than initially thought, others have decided to just revel in the strangeness of it. It has been widely noted that in 2013, Trump had criticized a fellow Republican for his water drink technique. Taking to his now infamous Twitter account, the President called out Marco Rubio for taking a sip of water, while giving the part response to Obama’s State of the Union address.
With today’s speech, anyone can clearly see Trump’s crumbling health
Slurring, sippy cup style water drinking, involuntary jerks & restricted eye mvmts on display-part of his dozen+ symptoms of Frontotemporal Dementia
It’s degenerative, highly progressive & worsening every week
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) 18 December 2017
Trump continued to use the incident to criticise Rubio during the campaign, in which the two faced off in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.
While it’s all well and good to laugh at Trump and his baby-like sipping technique – let’s hope it’s nothing too worrying, as like him or loathe him, no one wants to see someone suffer from dementia. No doubt that given the amount of attention his latest acts have attracted, all eyes will be on Trump at his next public appearance.
Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle—would have much less negative impact.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 13 February 2013