Trump's giant eye bags, slurred speech spark fresh concerns that he might be suffering from dementia

The president's health overshadowed his proposed sweeping rollback of environmental laws on Thursday, January 9, in a speech at a press conference in the White House


                            Trump's giant eye bags, slurred speech spark fresh concerns that he might be suffering from dementia
U.S. President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

What with an impending impeachment trial as well as the fallout from the assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani with an ordered missile strike, President Donald Trump has a lot on his plate and it is beginning to show on his face and in his mannerisms. 

As he proposed sweeping rollback of environmental laws on Thursday, January 9, in a speech at a press conference in the White House, Trump was caught sporting blue bags under his eyes.

Instead of the content of his speech, which was set to upset environmentalists as it prioritized extracting fossil fuels over what's best for the planet, TV news hosts chose to focus on the unusually-colored rims around Trump's eyes.

They also passed remarks on his slurred speech and his incapacity to effectively pronounce simple words while delivering a speech that he was reading off a teleprompter let many to deduce that he might be suffering from dementia. 

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event to unveil significant changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

During his short speech, Trump was seen having difficulting wrapping his mouth around words like "tolerated," "terrorist" and "accomplishments" which sparked concerns that he might be taking Adderall, a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

He was also caught sniffing deeply at least 58 times by the microphone in front of him.

More startling was the fact that when the POTUS delivered denouncing military involvement in Iran and calling for diplomacy in the Middle East just a day prior to his speech on Thursday, he seemed to be in a fine bill of health. 

Controversies surrounding his failing health have hounded Trump throughout his presidency. The most recent gaffe came as recently as December 2019, when he wished his supporters a ‘beautifewel’ Christmas before he seemingly lost his train of thought at a Turning Point USA conservative summit in Florida. 

His health also became a hot topic of discussion last year when the president made a trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. The White House maintained that Trump was just undergoing a "routine annual physical exam." 

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