Trump wishes supporters a 'beautifewel' Christmas, social media thinks he has dementia
The clip of the president was shared by a journalist, who said Trump's slurring was 'telling' for those who have a relative battling dementia
President Donald Trump sparked fresh dementia rumors after he attempted to wish his followers a "beautifewel Christmas" in an apparently garbled speech. A clip of the president's appearance at the Turning Point USA conservative summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 21 has been doing the rounds on social media, where Trump is seen nodding to an unseen figure off stage.
He then says: "And let me begin by wishing you a beautifewel…" before interrupting his sentence and saying: "Look. You remember this. Do you remember, they were trying to take Christmas out of…" The clip was eventually shared by journalist Natalia Antonova, who wrote: "For every one of us who’s had a relative with dementia, this is telling."
A Twitter user, a psychiatrist called Bandy X Lee, commented on the president's mental health, saying: "Yes, different psychiatric disorders often co-occur, and psychiatric symptoms with neurological ones."
"We may be seeing here delusions (others taking away Christmas), tangential thoughts (trying to wish a beautiful Christmas season, and then derailing), and a seizure in between," Lee added. The tweets were then shared by Trump critic George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
The president's "beautifewel" comment was made at the same event where he slammed "windmills" for killing bald eagles and "spewing fumes" into the air.
"I know windmills very much. I’ve studied it better than anybody else… I know windmills are expensive. They’re made in China and Germany, mostly. They’re manufactured, tremendous fumes, gases, are spewing into the atmosphere," Trump said at the event. "We have a world. The world is tiny compared to the universe, so tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint. Fumes are spewing into the air. Spewing. Whether it's China or Germany fumes are going into the air. It’s our air, their air, everything," he added.