Trump Slurred Words Baffle Viewers (Video)

President’s vocal stumbles during Wednesday’s Jerusalem policy speech leads to rampant speculation

President Trump struggled to get through the last few seconds of his speech announcing a new Jerusalem policy on Wednesday, leaving some viewers distracted by his delivery.

At the end of the speech (video below), the president appeared to slur some of his words, particularly during the sentence “God bless the United States.”

The moment caught the attention of some viewers, including Twitter users, who speculated about the cause of Trump’s momentary vocal mishap. Some suggested that the instance of dry mouth could have been caused by drug use or a medical emergency — which the White House flatly denied.

“His throat was dry. There’s nothing to it,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times, denying that the slurring could be attributed to a health concern.

For others, the moment was reminiscent of the conspiracy theories surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health, encouraged by Trump and others, during last year’s presidential campaign.

In the Wednesday speech from the White House, the president formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly 70 years of U.S. foreign policy. He also announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.