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Donald Trump Deaf? New Theory Explains Odd Behaviour

Rumors circulate of a cochlear implant explaining Merkel handshake and unusual hairstyle

By: Jay Greenberg  |@NeonNettle
 on 18th April 2017 @ 11.02am
is donald trump really deaf © Press
Is Donald Trump really deaf?

New theories have begun circling the internet regarding President Trump, that whilst at first, may appear a little bizarre, actually explain some of his excentricities.

In March, during a photo op with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump appeared to ignore her requests for a handshake in an apparent public shunning of "the most powerful woman in the world".

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But a new theory about the president is that he may actually be deaf.

When you first watch the handshake video, Trump appears arrogant, or perhaps, chauvinistic, but try watching it again from a different perspective.

If he was deaf, it'd make perfect sense, wouldn't it? 

The theory that he is actually deaf does explain the handshake incident, because if he didn't hear her, then it makes total sense, but why make that leap, and why not that he was distracted, or even daydreaming?

The idea that he may be deaf actually comes from a photograph of Mr. Trump that appears to show an exposed device attached to the side of his head that is usually covered by his infamous hair.

has donald trump had a cochlear implant © youtube
Has Donald Trump had a cochlear implant?
a cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear © press
A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear.

In the photo, the object appears to be a cochlear implant which is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear.

Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.

And finally, the last piece of the puzzle is the strange prompts given to the president to let him know when the song starts so he can raise his hand to his chest.

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Notice that she doesn't even look at him to see whether he raised his hand? Did they rehearse this beforehand knowing he wouldn't hear the music start?

Is this proof that the president is actually deaf or just another crazy internet rumor?

Crazy or not, it does explain a few things...

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