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Trump's Ramp Walk Is Newest Flashpoint

Critics pounce while supporters see media bias
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2020 7:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Trump's walk down a ramp at West Point is turning into the newest flashpoint in coverage about him. Trump's defenders say the critical stories illustrate media bias, while his critics say the tentative walk raises legitimate questions about his health. Meanwhile, late-night hosts absolutely went to town on the whole situation. Coverage:

  • For starters: Watch it for yourself here. Trump tweeted that the ramp "was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery. 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!"
  • Late night, I: This was a big topic Monday night on the late-night circuit. Seth Meyers: “You know, for a guy who constantly talks about how tough he is, he sure walks like a baby deer on a frozen pond,” he said. “What is wrong with him? Are we going to have to get him an Acorn Stairlift?” Jimmy Kimmel wondered if his "bone spurs were acting up," mocking the president's reason for avoiding the military draft.

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