It’s been an eventful first evening of the 2020 Republican National Convention, and it may have reached its pinnacle midway through the 10 p.m. ET hour when Donald Trump Jr. took the virtual stage to deliver a speech about how great his dad, Donald Trump, is.
But a lot of folks on the internet quickly pointed out that something looked a bit off about Don Jr. And the subject of why he looked like that while delivering this speech became a major topic on social media.
You can watch the speech here:
And here are the thoughts some folks had about Don Jr’s appearance:
what is going on here pic.twitter.com/KxZSlmcbrs
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 25, 2020
CNN's Dana Bash says worried Republicans texted her during Kim Guilfoyle's and Don Jr's speeches wondering "why is this so dark" before bringing up Junior's appearance:
"His eyes were watering, unclear why. It didn’t seem like they were tears of emotion…" pic.twitter.com/tFmNLssnbv
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 25, 2020
Oh god his eyes are watery and his nose is stuffed already pic.twitter.com/v8U1gQHqj6
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 25, 2020
CLEAR EYES FULL HEARTS, BABY pic.twitter.com/G95NKXhSSc
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) August 25, 2020
— nick pants (@stnap_kcin) August 25, 2020
Kimberly Gargoyle stole Night 1 of the RNC from Don Jr, she brought the heat, and he brought very tiny eyes
— Will🦒Menaker (@willmenaker) August 25, 2020
Not long after his speech, “cocaine” became a trending topic on Twitter in the United States. Some people apparently believed that the narcotic may have been responsible for the expression on Donald Trump Jr’s face during his speech. We couldn’t possibly say whether that’s true, of course, but many people are speculating about it. You can read many of those tweets here.
It was the culmination of a wild night that included a very colorful speech from Don Jr’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle. Guilfoyle’s speech, which was, to put it mildly, quite forceful, gave us the other big viral moment of the first evening of the RNC. You can watch that here.
Donald Trump Jr was the next-to-last speaker at the Republican National Convention on Monday night. Following him was Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, who spoke for 12 minutes to end the night.