As the president continues to hold campaign-like rallies across the country, spending taxpayer dollars despite the fact that the next presidential election is over two years away, he hit a bit of a stumbling block in Billings, Montana last night. The stumbling block wasn’t the free press, an angry dictator, or a slowing real wage growth, but rather a single word, “anonymous”.
While berating the “failing” New York Times, and this weeks op-ed published by them from an an anonymous senior White House official, the president just couldn’t get the right words out of his mouth.
“Active resistance, is the op-ed published in the failing New York Times by an ‘enomus’, really an ‘enomomus,’ gutless coward. You just look. He was… Nobody knows who the hell he is, or she… although they put he, but probably that’s a little bit disguised. That means she,” Trump said.
The complete clip from the Montana rally where the President stumbles on this common word can be seen below:
What happened here when President Trump tried twice to pronounce “anonymous”? pic.twitter.com/nwSNnQuKfm
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 7, 2018
Those on social media immediately picked up on his gaff, poking fun, and showing concern after his failure to pronounce a fairly common English word, not once, but twice.
“Trump’s not half bad at the English language.”
“He’s not half good either!”
— Danny Mac 🦕 (@The_DannyMac) September 7, 2018
After watching this I’m sure of two things:
1. Trump’s a cokehead with dementia.
2. I need drugs now after watching that.
— Astartiel Inanna ✴ (@Astartiel) September 7, 2018
Not only is he slurring words, Trump’s got that sniffle going again just like guys who snort lines in the movies? What’s that about? He doesn’t look at all good—his eyes are all squinty-like little slits—is there a spotlight glaring at him or what? And why does he hold rallies?
— JustChasingTruth (@KogerView) September 7, 2018
My dad had dementia so I am very familiar with this letter scramble salad situation. I do not wish this disease on anyone. I am not diagnosing him but I am saying that its viscerally familiar to me.
— maura hurley (@mauradiggs) September 7, 2018