For his 74th birthday on Sunday, US President Donald Trump was faced with speculations about his state of health.

This was triggered by recordings of Trump walking down the stage ramp after a speech at the famous West Point military academy on Saturday.

In addition, various US media discussed that the president used both hands during his speech to bring a glass of water to his lips. He also had difficulty articulating the name of the world war veteran Douglas MacArthur.

Trump reacted to the speculation on Saturday evening and rejected it. The ramp from the stage had no railing, it was “very long and steep and above all very slippery”, he wrote in the online service Twitter. Trump said he even “ran” the last three meters of the ramp.


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