Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks causing further instability in the Middle East. But leaving aside geopolitics, something quite disturbing happened during Trump’s speech, as noted by many commentators and late-night hosts.
Toward the end of the speech announcing the change, Trump appeared to slur words such as “Jerusalem” and “United States.” It was very bizarre, even for Trump.
The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah poked fun at the whole thing, alleging the president wore dentures and launching the hashtag #DentureDonald.
“Yo, did President Trump just Adele Dazeem the United States?” Noah said, in reference to that time when John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscars.
“What the hell was going on there?!…It seemed like someone hit him with a blow dart right before he made the speech.”
But Noah wants to give Trump another chance, and plays the video again, suggesting that “maybe it wasn’t as bad as it seemed.”
Well, not really. It gets worse every time. “He sounds like he just had a drink with Bill Cosby,” Noah joked, before claiming that Trump “is wearing dentures” and that used to happen to his grandad all the time.
“Think about it: fake teeth, fake hair, fake tan. There’s no part of [Trump’s] body that’s real,” he cracked.
“There’s no shame in having dentures. But there is shame in Donald Trump having dentures, because he’s vain as hell. Can you imagine how he would feel if people started tweeting #DentureDonald? Don’t do it, don’t do it, I’m just saying can you imagine how he’d feel. But don’t do it, guys, he’s very sensitive, ok?”