Late-night comedians pounce on Trump's slurred word in Jerusalem speech
President Trump declared that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a speech Wednesday - a contentious move that alarmed allies and outraged some groups.
But what caught some people's attention was Trump's slurred words towards the end of the speech.
He slurred several parts of his address, but the most jarring came at the end as he finished with, "Thank you. God bless Israel. God bless the Palestinian. And God bless the United States." where he garbled the "United States."
Trump's full remarks can be watched below:
Many took to analyzing the slurred words.
CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta watched the lip and said in a story, "You could call it slurring or just a little bit of difficulty forming the words."
Did President Trump slur his words at the end of his Jerusalem speech?CNN's @drsanjaygupta : "There is clearly some abnormalities of his speech... You could call it slurring or just a little bit of difficulty forming the words." https://t.co/QEI8ZNoXQW pic.twitter.com/m5et9Jgacw— CNN (@CNN) December 7, 2017
Late night comedians took the opportunity to roast the president on the garbled words.
CBS's Stephen Colbert played the clip several times for laughs.
The "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah raised the possibility that the slurred words were because of a dental issue.
Trump announces that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and all hell breaks loose between his tongue and teeth. #DentureDonald Full episode: https://t.co/DJZoI9j8Yo pic.twitter.com/nCciSWuJJ1— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 7, 2017
According to a Los Angeles Times report, White House spokesman Raj Shah explained away the slurred words, "His throat was dry. There's nothing to it."