Trump descended a ramp extremely carefully at the end of his West Point speech today pic.twitter.com/uMG3KyB1V1
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 13, 2020
Courtesy of The Guardian:
Amid widespread comment about his apparent difficulty walking down a ramp at West Point on Saturday, Donald Trump tweeted a predictably angry and dismissive response.
“The ramp that I descended after my West Point commencement speech was very long and steep,” the president wrote, “had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery. The last thing I was going to do is ‘fall’ for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!”
In equally familiar fashion, the tweet only stoked the flames, prompting observers to note that West Point superintendent Darryl A Williams did not seem to find the ramp difficult, and that Trump did not in fact run its last section, instead taking just a few quicker steps.
The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery. The last thing I was going to do is “fall” for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2020
Apparently Trump had often criticized President Obama for how he went up and down stairs and ramps so those clever folks on Twitter found footage of Obama going up the very same ramp.
and here’s Obama walking up the same ramp
it’s obviously not “very steep” as Trump claimed pic.twitter.com/tjhZaUZKKy
— BebopSpaceCowgirl 🌈💖💚❤️💙💜 (@jomareewade) June 14, 2020
I cannot believe that now I have to be nostalgic for a time when our commander-in-chief could navigate stairs and ramps without stumbling like a doddering old fool.
And before anybody starts brining up Joe Biden’s age do yourself a favor and google him running.
Trust me, Joe could have handled that ramp just fine.