A viral video showing former President Donald Trump arriving in a private plane at Dulles airport in Washington, D.C. caused a flurry of speculation on social media. Trump had only visited the capital once since leaving office.
And some of it was completely unhinged.
Some liberal users on Twitter claimed that Trump had been arrested and flown into the city by the FBI.
Others speculated that Trump was being rushed to Walter Reed hospital for emergency care.
“If the DOJ is behind this, the best hope we have for a swift explanation is if Trump himself blabs about it on his social network. But in such a case we wouldn’t know whether to believe any of what he says anyway,” the liberal Palmer Report tweeted on Monday.
“If Trump is faking a sudden health issue because he mistakenly believes that checking into a hospital will save him from being indicted and arrested… yawn. Short of that, why would Trump abruptly decide to voluntarily rush to DC, still dressed in golf course clothes, looking more frazzled than ever? Can’t think of any reason that would interest me. Meeting with a new incompetent lawyer? Yawn.”
For hours, social media was filled with similar wild speculation.
Take a look —
It would be pretty cool if trump is in DC to get arrested.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) September 12, 2022
A lot of folks have asked, but I don’t have a clue why Trump is in DC. My thoughts:
1. Health issue / going to Walter Reed
2. Turning himself in? 🤷♂️
It’s not often Trump does anything without fanfare, so this makes me think it’s a narrative he can’t control. pic.twitter.com/IGXsPzeBhb
— Angry Staffer 🌻 (@Angry_Staffer) September 12, 2022
HOT OFF THE PRESS: BREAKING NEWS 👇
CNN IS REPORTING THAT TRUMP IS IN DC AND HEADED TO WALTER REED FOR A HEALTH SCARE…
How does this news make you feel?
— Jeras Ikehorn (@JerasIkehorn) September 12, 2022
Trump is in DC with his golf shoes on
Which means that he wasn’t able to go home & change
Which means he was plucked from the golf course mid-game
Which means this was unplanned and he doesn’t have full control over the narrative
So is this a medical emergency or a legal one?
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) September 12, 2022
The reality is much less exciting.
Trump wasn’t arrested or dying.
Instead, the 45th president had traveled to Washington, D.C. to play golf at his nearby country club in Virginia.
Take a look at the video that caused all the wild speculation for yourself —
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