Trump’s ‘mangled’ Iran speech torn to shreds after he spent much of it attacking Obama
President Donald Trump responded to Iran’s missile retaliation to the assassination of one of its top military leaders — and many viewers wondered what drugs he’d taken.
The president vowed to keep nuclear weapons away from Iran but did not threaten further military strikes at this time, much to the relief of social media users.
But some observers couldn’t help but notice Trump’s odd demeanor and phrasing.
Trump also regularly mangled several words and constantly sniffled during the speech, which led to jokes that he must have taken an excess quantity of Adderall.
Check out some of the reactions to Trump’s speech below.
If President Trump was so concerned about Iran not getting nuclear weapons he should not have violated the anti-nuc… https://t.co/BtUgmbagzC— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1578501153.0
He’s mangled what, three phrases in the last 60 seconds?— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner)1578501348.0
I was kind of hoping he would stop boxing himself in here, but that was too much to hope for. Looks like the cost o… https://t.co/c5jUFFm5kO— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1578501168.0
our adderall-addict-in-chief is sniffing up a storm at that lectern— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1578501419.0
Nothing screams out national unity like a cheap shot at your predecessor as president— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter)1578501243.0
Unfocused. Felt all over the place. Great that he reached out to involve NATO. Good he stayed calm. Too much score-… https://t.co/6GEPQrEO0N— Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff)1578501853.0
So... that was it? No military response (good), new sanctions (there’s not much left to sanction), more NATO in the… https://t.co/TZPiwxYxHV— Andrey Baklitskiy (@Andrey Baklitskiy)1578501698.0
Trump lies all the time and networks should *never* carry his remarks live. There should always be a time-delay for fact checking.— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman)1578501205.0