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Donald Trump Untreated Syphilis Theory

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Donald Trump Untreated Syphilis Theory refers to a theory which suggests that the perceived swings in the behavior of the United States President Donald Trump can be explained with him suffering from untreated syphilis. In late January 2020, posts highlighting that Donald Trump's photographs were the top Google result for the search for "untreated syphilis" were circulated on Twitter and Reddit.


On February 17th, The New Republic[1] posted an article titled "A Medical Theory for Donald Trump’s Bizarre Behavior" in which infectious disease expert Dr. Steven Beutler suggested that Donald Trump's perceived erratic behavior could be explained by the president being a carrier of neurosyphilis (article screenshot and extract shown below).

OF TRE ESIDENT NICHOLAS KAMM/Gotty Images A Medical Theory for Donald Trump's Bizarre Behavior Many mental health professionals believe the president is ill. But what if the cause is an untreated STD? By STEVEN BEUTLER February 17, 2017 Add to Pocket UN

Physicians like me have also taken notice of Trump’s bizarre, volatile behavior. Given our experience, we can’t help but wonder if there’s a medical diagnosis to be made. After all, many medical conditions exhibit their first symptoms in the form of psychiatric issues and personality changes. One condition in particular is notable for doing so: Neurosyphilis.


On April 14th, 2017, comedian Chelsea Handler argued about the theory on her Netflix talk show Chelsea,[2] with multiple outlets reporting on the segment in the following days, including articles by The Daily Beast[3] and IndieWire.[4] Many articles about the theory posted at that time and in later years featured various photographs of Donald Trump.

On January 28th, 2020, Twitter[5] user @KevlNthe406 tweeted "Google "untreated syphilis." Just do it." with the tweet receiving 40 retweets and 190 likes in two days (shown below, left). At that time, upon search Google produced a knowledge panel about untreated syphilis which featured two photographs of Donald Trump (shown below, right).

kevin @KevINthe406 Google "untreated syphilis" Just do it. h/t @marc_tschetter 5:12 PM · Jan 28, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone i untreated syphilis IMAGES ALL SHOPPING NEWS VIDEOS If untreated, syphilis remains in your body and may begin to damage the internal organs, including the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints. In about one in 10 of untreated people, this internal damage shows up many years later in the late or tertiary stage of syphilis. better to know > au > mensbusiness Better To Know - Syphilis A Feedback About Featured Snippets

Starting on January 28th, more users on Twitter and Reddit made similar posts. For example, a January 28th tweet[6] by @GaryTomson5 received over 60 retweets and 230 likes. A January 29th tweet[7] by @h8Wankmaggot45 received over 420 retweets and 1,300 likes. A January 29th Reddit[8] post by Nintendophile79 received over 2,300 upvotes in the /r/worldpolitics subreddit.

DREWCAREY @DrewFromTV If you haven't yet, Google "Untreated Syphilis" before someone changes it. Trust me 9 Thanks and a hat tip to @brendonwalsh for telling me about it 2:54 AM · Jan 29, 2020 · Twitterrific for iOS Louie G -E @LouGarza86 A little Wednesday morning giggle for you all. Google search: untreated syphilis And laugh at the very first result 6:25 AM · Jan 29, 2020 · Twitter for Android

On January 29th, 2020, Redditor[9] bookskeeter inquired about "untreated syphilis" Google search results showing images of Donald Trump.

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