White House downplays Trump's slurred speech


Donald Trump closed a speech Wednesday (Dec. 6) on moving the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem with a familiar phrase, "and God bless the United States".

"His throat was dry. There's nothing to it", Raj Shah, White House spokesman told NBC News and other reporters.

Shah, pressed on the health concerns, dismissed suggestions the slurring signaled a deeper problem.

"I knew he had a screw loose, we didn't know he had a tooth loose", Corden said on "The Late Late Show" on CBS.

"I say forget the Mueller investigation, bring on the molar investigation".

Near the end of his speech on Wednesday the president started breathing heavily and when he concluded with "God bless the United States" the word "States" sounded like "Shtates".

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Trump's announcement that the USA will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has raised concerns that the decision will spark violence and heighten tensions in the Middle East and put an end to hopes of a lasting peace because Jerusalem is disputed territory also claimed by Palestinians. "It seemed like someone hit him with a blow dart just before he went out to make the speech". He's slurring and stumbling over the words.

In the last 30 seconds of the speech, however, his pronunciation of some words seemed to slur.

Noah speculated that this happened because Trump wore dentures.

Some people, including "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, speculated that this was because Trump had dentures.

"By the way, there's no shame in having dentures", Noah said. "But there is shame in Donald Trump having dentures, yeah, because he's vain as hell!"