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Don and the Ramp of TERROR

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posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:21 PM
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At the close of the presidents speech to West Point graduates on June 13th and while descending the ramp from the stage to level ground, Trump seemed to be having a little trouble.

His steps were short and measured as he slowing descended the Ramp of Terror.

Almost immediately, large swaths of media began to cover the event with comments considering if there might be something wrong with him ''maybe his equilibrium is off kilter and other kinds of speculations.

The late night comics had a hay day with it, poking fun as his shuffling gate. And it certainly did not help the perception with the West Point Band playing that goofy sounding march that sounded like circus music.

As I watched the video, my first thoughts were ''wow'' that is exactly how I would descend a ramp, cautiously, watching where my feet were going while not wanting to fall or stumble. Trump and I are the same age and years ago, nay, decades ago I came to realize that hand rails are there for a purpose. Back then I began to train myself to use them on stairs and ramps. Simple.

However, looking at that Ramp of Terror, I could see no hand rails. Again I thought ''wow, where are the freaking handrails. Had it been me there that day I would have walked down that ramp in exactly the same manner as did the president.

Soon after the barrage of banter over the awkward descent began, Trump took to twitter to comment


The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech 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!


That's exactly what I thought when I saw him cautiously making that descent. But where were any hand rails for an elderly man to guide him. Where were the hand rails for the President of the United States to use. There were none.

For that matter, why was the ramp 'slippery''. Was there no ''anti slip'' guard on the surface of the ramp? I worked at a government facility for 20 years and I can tell you that every ramp and every set of steps had ''grips'' of once sort or another in place to avoid any odd stumbling. When my parents turned 70 I took measures to put ''non skid'' grit on all the steps into and out of their house.


So where were the hand rails and ''anti-slip protections'' put in place to assure the safety of an elderly POTUS?

Could it be that West Point was trying to embarrass Trump after him having called back the graduates for this speech that could have been done virtually? Add in that ''clown'' music and it almost seems as if they might have set the whole thing up to present him in a ''clownish'' light? Who knows.

However, not to let Trump entirely off the hook here I must comment that he claimed to have run the last ten feet of the Ramp of Terror when in reality it was only just two or three short steps at the end that certainly was not a ''run''nor ten feet. It was more a quickened pace with a little ''hop'' mixed in.

Oh well, I almost made it through an entire post about Trump without finding something to be critical about. Maybe next time huh?

Ten feet

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posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

can anyone point out any significant difference between trumps gait and that of the officer escorting him ????????????



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:28 PM
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I'm no fan of Trump's but this is ridiculous. The ramp looks fairly steep to me. As someone who has bad knees from playing HS and college football, I would probably do the same thing. I'm MUCH younger than Trump. He does enough on his own to poke fun at, this isn't one of them though. I mean, it's not like there were people on either side of him, keeping him from collapsing while dragging him into a van and losing a shoe.


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posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

It probably seemed slippery more than usual because the president wears dress shoes. I agree that an elderly man should be careful decending a ramp with no rails. And he really didn't seem to falter or look strange, even for a man of his age.



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

Oh well, I almost made it through an entire post about Trump without finding something to be critical about. Maybe next time huh?

How many times have you gleefully watched that video? Did you make it yourself?

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posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

I had thought to add that in but didn't get around to it. For that matter had not that officer needed to be so close to him, he might have managed to steady himself with the wall on the back side. But the proximity hampered that as well.



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Good call! Those were my thoughts too...

Except... well... Trump's got his age as an excuse...

I'm just a total uncoordinated wreck on my best days and always have been... no one has ever called me "graceful"!



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:33 PM
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posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

Why would I ''gleefully watch and elderly gentleman walk cautiously down a ramp that for all intents and purposes could have been an exact copy of how I would have appeared making the same walk.



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

And it's sad that an elderly man or woman for that matter needs to make an excuse due to their age in the first place. Had it been me I would just have said ''bugger off'' my safety comes before gracefulness.



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:39 PM
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Just another thing for the deranged cult to bitch about.
Any guy here ever walk in a pair of dress shoes?
They have a flat sole and on some surfaces the footing can be slick.
Now I am sure that the dress shoes Trump wears are high end while mine are probably 1/10th the price of his but the concept is the same.
It’s the same as the media meltdown like when he fed the fish in Japan.
Just ridiculous to even bring up.



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: sine.nomine

Having learned what a fall can be like for someone our age , as I mentioned in the OP, hand rails and other convieniences of safety can be essential for older folk. I do not doubt that Trump has trained himself to use these safety devises as well and to come across a ramp such as this one with no safety concerns available must have been disconcerting. I know that situation would have been for me.



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:41 PM
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posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:44 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: Boadicea

And it's sad that an elderly man or woman for that matter needs to make an excuse due to their age in the first place. Had it been me I would just have said ''bugger off'' my safety comes before gracefulness.


And that's more than enough!



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: RazorV66

I"ve found that even good grip tennis shoes can be tenuous on a slippery surface. So yeah, those who criticize him over this are childish. However to share the blame, I also have to look at Trump himself. He made himself the ''media darling'' that he is from the git go didn't he? Striving for any and all media coverage he could garner? That's how I recall the primaries and the campaign trail as well. So, really, he is getting what he has wanted, total coverage.



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:46 PM
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If you go after Biden for every little slip, then the other side will go after Trump for every little slip. Accept it or embrace your own hypocrisy. It's that simple. I thought it was funnier that he needed two hands to take a sip of water. LOL!
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posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: network dude


Doctor T says





posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:57 PM
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OMG its always something with these clowns! Im 47 yrs old healthy and not overweight but years of hard living have my knees and back a little on the jacked up side! Trumps 75 years old and was cautious down walk way! How about we focus on Biden and his lost in space moments as of late!



posted on Jun, 16 2020 @ 02:57 PM
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everyone is skipping the water glass...took two hands for him to hold it after trump raised it part of the way........I will say old age is not for whimps!!...it is essential to keep up your physical muscle strength......everything about hillary was constantly posted on here even things that were slightly out of place but somehow we are deranged for mentioning something about the president...who brags about how healthy he is....is something wrong...maybe anyone who is president or running for president they certainly are not going to tell us if something is wrong......


originally posted by: network dude
He's obviously got dementia, covid, and other diseases. It's obvious by looking at just the picture, and crystal clear with the video evidence. In fact, all the cool doctors and those who pretend to be like them, are using video to diagnose patients they have never seen these days.

Trump only has a few days to live, so buck up campers, the election will be against Pence and Old Joe. Any questions, just forward them to Doctor Terry.



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