Trump Addresses Speculation After Walking Down West Point Ramp
Amid widespread speculation about walking down a ramp at West Point, New York, on Saturday, Presiden..
Amid widespread speculation about walking down a ramp at West Point, New York, on Saturday, President Donald Trump responded on Sunday.
“The ramp that I descended after my West Point commencement speech was very long and steep,” the president wrote on Twitter, “had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery.”
He added, “The last thing I was going to do is fall for the Fake News to have fun with. Final ten feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!”
A video posted on the social media website showed the president gingerly walking down the ramp. It prompted speculation about his health.
Trump turned 74 on Sunday, and he was the oldest person to ever assume the presidency.
During his West Point speech, the president congratulated cadets and recognized the contributions of the U.S. military to American society at large.
“This premier military academy produces only the best of the best, the strongest of the strong and the bravest of the brave,” Trump said in his address on Saturday. “West Point is a universal symbol of American gallantry, loyalty, devotion, discipline, and great skill.”