Donald Trump hasn’t made his status with COVID-19 clear, and yet, he decided to hold a rally at the White House today where he promised to speak to his supporters for 30 minutes. That didn’t seem to be the case, Trump cut that time by about half and only spoke for 18 minutes before abruptly leaving the crowd of supporters.
During the event, the president sounded raspy at times before wrapping up in less than half the time promised.
According to Annie Karni of the New York Times, “Trump spoke for 18 minutes, after officials said it would be 30 minutes. Unusual.”
The abrupt cut of Trump’s planed even led Twitter users to speculate about the president’s health. Many wondering if he’s still lying to us.
He was probably running out of breath. Couldn’t hide his gasps for air any more.
— VOTE! #FlipTexasBlue (@awoman_scorned) October 10, 2020
#COVID19 – probably the real reason he won’t debate #Biden, because he can’t. Even sitting upright for 90 minutes may be too much for him. He was probably pumped up on steroids and oxygen just to get through 18 minutes of blathering.
— Toni Chan-Goldsobel (@acgoldsobel) October 10, 2020
So 400 not 2k show up and he speaks for a little over 15 min.
— Deeds.Not.Words. (@SHWALD) October 10, 2020
— GET UP, STAND UP, DON’T GIVE UP THE FIGHT!! (@TERRYONEMORETI1) October 10, 2020
Maybe I’ve been hiding under a rock (for good reason, to be fair) but I’ve never heard Veveeta Voldemort 🤣😂🤣. Well done.
— Truman Burbank (@be_kind_please) October 10, 2020
Totally see him collapsing and dying at a campaign event; my only fear is Republicans trying to use that as an excuse to delay the election
— Robert (@robwiii) October 10, 2020
Usually he talks ad infinitum. he is still sick – anyone who has had this virus knows is lasts, even with his magic IV treatment.
— pegitha (@pegitha) October 10, 2020
Low energy, small crowd @realDonaldTrump
I wonder if he is rushing back to his resignation talks.
He will resign for health reasons but the real reason
Trump is terrified of the crushing defeat on November 3rd.
— Rob Melrose (@Rob_Melrose) October 10, 2020
The crowd had been sufficiently exposed to each other's covid germs…
— Yo Wassup? 🗽🇺🇸🌊🌈🐾🐾🐾 (@tack_sharp) October 10, 2020