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- In a speech announcing that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, President Trump began to slur his words.
- Some people, including “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, speculated that this was because Trump had dentures.
- Noah said that if people tweeted the hashtag #DentureDonald, it would upset Trump because he is vain.
On Wednesday, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but his speech didn’t seem to flow easily – and people noticed.
“As moving as it was today to watch Donald Trump add fuel to the Middle East conflict,” host Trevor Noah said on “The Daily Show” Wednesday night, “it was even more disturbing to watch the conflict between Donald Trump’s teeth and his tongue.”
In Trump’s speech making the announcement, he seemed to have a bit of a struggle with the words, and some people wondered if he had dentures that were falling out.
On his show, Noah pointed out Trump’s speech problem, and laughed uncontrollably after showing the clip where Trump struggled to say, “God bless the United States.”
“Did Donald Trump just Adele Dazeem the United States?” Noah said, referring to that time John Travolta said Idina Menzel’s name very wrong at the 2014 Oscars. “You know what it seemed like the whole time? It seemed like someone hit him with a blow dart just before he went out to make the speech.”
Noah then wondered if he was being mean, and if it was really that bad of a mess-up on Trump’s part. So he showed the clip again.
“It was worse! It was so much worse,” Noah said, laughing. “He’s slurring and stumbling over the words. He sounded like he just had a drink with Bill Cosby. What’s going on there, man?”
Noah speculated that this happened because Trump wore dentures.
“This used to happen to my grandfather all the time,” Noah said. “His dentures would start falling out and then he wouldn’t be able to finish his sentence. Think about it. Have you ever seen Trump eat an apple or a pear or vegetables of any kind? Have you? Think about it. Fake teeth, fake hair, fake tan. There’s no part of his body that’s real.”
Noah added that there’s no shame in having dentures. “But there is shame in Donald Trump having dentures, because he’s vain as hell,” he said.
You can watch the clip, which includes clips from Trump’s speech, below:
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