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Donald Trump freezes for over 30 seconds, sparks ‘fitness for office’ debate

Donald Trump's 30-second freeze sparks debate over his fitness for presidency

By Web Desk
May 21, 2024
 
Is Donald Trump fit for presidency? (Donald Trump speaks during the National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting on May 18, 2024. — AFP)
Is Donald Trump fit for presidency? (Donald Trump speaks during the National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting on May 18, 2024. — AFP)

This is the first time that a health scare was sounded for former US President Donald Trump as he froze for over 30 seconds during a speech.

The former president was speaking at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Texas.

Donald Trump said: “The Texas spirit of proud independence was forged by cowboys and cattle hands, ranchers and rangers, oil workers, soldiers, and brave pioneers."

“Many came here with nothing but the boots on their feet, the clothes on their back, and the gun in their saddle. Together they helped make America into the single greatest nation in the history of the world.”

Right after the above statement during his speech, he paused for over 30 seconds. Trump’s freeze left many in attendance and those watching online wondering what was happening. He froze after he spoke about the history of Texas and the Second Amendment.

Following the pause, Donald Trump continued his speech. He criticised the current state of the nation in the remaining part of his speech.

The incident sparked widespread speculation about Trump's health as people have started debating if he is fit for office. Many took to social media to share their thoughts, with some calling him "senile" and "unfit for office."

One user commented, "Trump glitched out and froze. He is clearly unfit for office." Another user described the pause as a "long glitch" and said Trump "got lost in the music before snapping out of it."

Democrat content creator Harry Sisson tweeted, "Trump just FROZE for a solid 30 seconds. This guy is clearly unfit to serve. He has mentally declined rapidly, and it's very clear. He needs to drop out of the race ASAP!"