Long before Trump’s recent remarks on relocating the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the speech patterns of Donald Trump were the subject of much controversy.
However now, it isn’t just what Trump is saying that is causing controversy. It is the actual articulation of words of Trump that has resulted in careful analysis. People can slur their words for any number of reasons. It can be a sign of a brain tumor or a stroke. People who have cerebral palsy or Guillain-Barré Syndrome can struggle with slurring. Multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Lyme disease, Huntington’s, Myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Wilson’s disease all can cause it.
Dental work — such as ill-fitting dentures — can also be blamed. Medication can impact speech, as can drugs and alcohol. Or people can simply slur their words when they get tired. It isn’t clear which is affecting Donald Trump. One thing is for sure. He is slurring his speech.
Whatever the reason the implications are dramatic! President Trump may have significant neurological problems, …or he just may be in need of more Poligrip!
Stephen Colbert described the words spoken by the President as “shursh”.