Trump trolled for wearing 'his pants on backwards' at North Carolina GOP convention speech

Twitter users claimed the former president had his trousers on backwards, triggering many chuckles on the platform from which Trump is still banned

                            Trump trolled for wearing 'his pants on backwards' at North Carolina GOP convention speech
Many wondered where the fly on Donald Trump's pants were during the NCGOP state convention on June 5 (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images, Twitter: Brandon Friedman)

Donald Trump may have played his greatest hits at his Saturday speech during the North Carolina GOP convention, but the question that sparked a Twitter buzz was far from his MAGA agenda - was he wearing his pants on backward? The highly anticipated public appearance was preceded by Republicans encouraging the former president to focus on policy and Democratic shortcomings, but he chose to focus on alleged voter fraud in the November 2020 presidential elections, dubbing it "the crime of the century", and which resembled a "third-world" election.

Social media however was taken up with something else at the occasion. Twitter soon saw users claiming the former president had his trousers on backwards, triggering many quips and chuckles on the platform from which Trump is still banned. 


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After detailing his debunked claims of election fraud, Trump told the audience, "Remember, I am not the one who is trying to undermine American democracy, I am the one who is trying to save it." He continued: "What happened to this country in that last election is a disgrace," insisting, "I would like to see Georgia be much tougher." The nearly 90-minute speech addressed North Carolina Republicans who had gathered at the annual state convention. Trump also claimed that China should “pay reparations” over the coronavirus pandemic and demanded “credit” for the vaccination program.

Donald Trump exits the NCGOP state convention on June 5, 2021 in Greenville, North Carolina. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)

But even though the speech included Trump defending his friendship with Russia President Vladimir Putin, social media was busy wondering what happened to the zip at the front of his trousers. Some thus deduced the possibility of Trump having put his pants on backwards, and once those theories started floating, several jumped on to the bandwagon and expressed concern about a fake video from the event going around social media.

Sharing a clip from the North Carolina event, Brandon Friedman wrote, "Others are noting this, but it can't be shared enough: Donald Trump gave his big speech today with his pants on backwards. Look close and tell me I'm wrong." Another shared a detailed caricature explanation of the former president's pants situation, captioning it "Trump's "Backward Pants" explained." One shared a collage of screengrabs from Trump's speech and Mike Pence's debate with then-Senator Kamala Harris when a fly sat down on the former VP's head. They captioned it: "No fly on Trump's pants? I think I know where it went."






Others expressed shock, tweeting, "Holy shit, Trump gave that speech today wearing his pants on backwards. Oh my god." And some celebrated, "Pretty good Saturday night studying Trump's pants like the Zapruder film. [I'm staking out the center here: Pants are on correctly, diaper bulge smoothing the fly.]" Some even tried helping others understand the concept of backward pants, tweeting, "His pants are definitely on backwards. There is no fly and the creases are those found at the back of the legs. The only reason I can think of why he'd do that is if he pissed his pants in the front and it would really show up!" 

One called it a fake video, tweeting, "Okay, I'm not RTing that "Trump's pants on backward" clip until someone can verify that it's real. Because if the clip is real, then he really does have his pants on backwards." And Friedman himself concluded the narrative with "If this turns out to be a fake video I'm gonna be so mad".










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