Former President Donald Trump’s hands drew attention as he displayed red marks on his palm, index finger, and thumb while heading to court from his New York home. The 77-year-old Republican’s hand gestures sparked online speculation about their origin and potential implications for his health. Unverified rumors circulated, including claims of secret ink usage or suggestions of syphilis. Former Bill Clinton advisor James Carville backed the unverified syphilis claim, linking it to a video on the Politicon YouTube channel.
In the video, Carville made the wild assertion that the marks on Trump’s hands indicated secondary syphilis. Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection, presents with red sores and a rash, especially during the secondary stage. Carville acknowledged the possibility of the photo being doctored but expressed his openness in sharing the image.
It’s worth noting that Carville incorrectly referred to gonorrhea as ‘the clap’ in his statements. Despite this, he continued to discuss the unverified health claim with enthusiasm. Daily Mail captured photos of Trump in the icy conditions outside Trump Tower, where he interacted with supporters, including former Republican hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy.
Ramaswamy, who paused his campaign after the Iowa caucuses, pledged support for Trump, leaving the former president in competition with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and ex-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for the Republican nomination in the 60th Presidential Elections.
Carville expressed skepticism about Trump’s competitors, describing DeSantis as a “laughing stock” and portraying Haley as a “featherweight.” He predicted potential success for a third party in the 2024 elections, highlighting Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s endeavor to form the ‘We the People’ party in six states. Kennedy aimed to reduce the signature requirement for ballot access, having initially sought the Democratic nomination before running independently.