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Eye Reveal When Trump Takes Stimulant Medications

John Kruse MD, PhD

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President Trump remained largely on script and spoke in complete sentences during his July 4th speech. He bobbed his head, gestured with his hands, and walked around only about a third as much as he usually does when speaking. And his pupils, almost obscured behind the rain splotched plexiglas screen and his hooded eyelids, were significantly dilated. He simultaneously displayed these same three signs of coherent speech, decreased hyperactivity, and pupillary dilation during his third debate with Hillary, in this year’s State of the Union speech, and during his January “Build the Border Wall” speech. This triad convincingly reveals when our president has consumed stimulant medication to control his ADHD.

People with hyperactive ADHD, like Mr. Trump, have great difficulties suppressing fidgeting, or in removing the rambling, non-sequiturs, and interruptions from their speech. Intentionally corralling both their actions and their vocalizations at the same time remains nearly impossible. Since humans can’t voluntarily control the diameter of their pupils, only medication exposure explains the synchronous changes in eyes, speech, and restlessness displayed by Mr. Trump on these occasions. And only stimulant medications would dilate pupils while reducing the rambling speech and physical restlessness of someone with ADHD.

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John Kruse MD, PhD

Psychiatrist, neuroscientist, father of twins, marathon runner, in Hawaii. 100+ ADHD & mental health videos https://www.youtube.com/@dr.johnkruse6708