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Dutchess_III's avatar

Is it true that Trump's odd posture is an indication that he suffers from Frontotemporal Dementia?

Asked by Dutchess_III (44145points) June 7th, 2020

This source says so.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

When I hear or read it from reputable source, I might believe it.

When I read this article, from some non-medical person who is blowing smoke up our collective asses, I don’t take it seriously.

Give me facts.

(which is the same thing I say to some our right-wing brethren on Fluther)

Jeruba's avatar

There are a lot of odd things about his physical movements: the way he hitches his right shoulder, the tendency to swivel his whole upper body instead of turning his head, the grimacing he does when he speaks. I’ve wondered if these were symptoms of something, but too many diagnoses at a distance sound speculative, or even just wishful thinking.

I think we’re entitled to real information about his physical condition. However, this article doesn’t look like it to me.

stanleybmanly's avatar

For me the visual effect of Trump amounts to an attempt to disguise a balloon by dressing it in a suit.

Regarding his mental state, such information is as available as anything else known about him. Right up there with his business, tax, academic, financial, criminal, etc. history, no measures are deemed excessive in concealing all pertinent facts regarding these from the public.

Caravanfan's avatar

There is no way to tell from a posture.

hmmmmmm's avatar

I don’t know. But I can say that my father has Parkinson’s, and one of the first signs was this posture. It’s apparently a common symptom of Parkinson’s. My father’s cognitive function took a fast dive soon after being diagnosed.

As for Trump – of course this guy is not as lucid as he was when he was younger. The thing about about Trump and Biden is that both of these guys have decades of public video showing their cognitive decline. Biden’s is very dramatic.

stanleybmanly's avatar

He is such a vulnerable target for ridicule that the wit of the nation scorches him incessantly. My sister sent me a riddle this morning. What’s the difference between Trump and a flying pig? Have all of you heard it before me?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I should have checked Snopes.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The difference is in the “F”

canidmajor's avatar

This posture is also indicative of someone wearing lifts in his shoes, and has not figured out his balance.

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