Did you happen to catch President Trump hold UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s hand when the exited the Oval Office last week? ICYMI:
Well, it’s being reported in the British press that President Trump asked to hold May’s hand because he’s allegedly afraid of walking down stairs or ramps. From The Sunday Times:
Times of London claims Trump has a phobia of "slopes and stairs" so he grabbed May's hand https://t.co/AL44beCd9V
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 29, 2017
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 29, 2017
The Telegraph reported on it as well:
But Government sources in Washington DC were suggesting that the hand-holding was not as a result of a deep and lasting friendship after all.
The insider said that Mr Trump is known to have an aversion to slopes or stairs, and said this could have been the reason for the president’s decision to grasp the Prime Minister’s hand.
Can we go ahead an call BS on this now as we’ve seen plenty of pictures of President Trump walking down stairs?
Here's Trump walking down steps without assistance.
Shameless lies from the UK government re Trump/May hand holding. pic.twitter.com/wmbgLb5Z6c
— Steve Peers (@StevePeers) January 29, 2017
Exit question: Why are anonymous officials in the UK government trying to embarrass President Trump?
"May was holding Trump's hand because he's afraid of stairs" is one of the more imaginative bits of No. 10 briefing I've heard in a while.
— Sam Freedman (@Samfr) January 28, 2017