A recent video captured at Donald Trump’s address at West Point showed the president struggling to walk down a ramp as he was getting off the stage. This prompted people to mock him and even raise concerns about his physical health.
Now, according to Trump himself, the reason it looked like he was struggling is that the ramp was slippery.
Trump tried to defend himself during an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
“So I’m going to go real easy. So I did. And then the last 10 feet I ran down,” said Trump. “They always stop it just before I ran, they always stop it. So, I spent three hours between speeches and saluting people and they end up, all they talked about is ramp … If you would have seen this ramp, it was like an ice skating rink. So I’m the only one that can happen.”
“I mean, here I spent three hours on stage, the sun pouring in and I saluted 1,106 cadets, and that’s not easy,” Trump added. “Even the general said, That’s amazing. Other presidents would never have been able to do it. Because usually they do the first 10. They do 10 honor rolls, and then they go home. I stayed there for hours. And what do I do? I get publicity about walking down a ramp. And does he have Parkinson’s? I don’t think so.”