American Politics in General Discussion Posted October 24, 2020 · Edited October 24, 2020 by olympe 2 hours ago, AngelsSin said: to be mocked or insulted cause of his stuttering issues, and having it tied to his mental competency. I've seen people with a medium progress level of dementia who didn't stutter, and most people don't until they're close to losing their speech altogether. *shrugs* What you can notice is that their use of language goes down, sometimes rapidly. They speak less of their own accord, and when they do, they resort to the same common phrases over and over. And if you aks them for something specific - like what they had for dinner yesterday - they won't be able to give you a correct answer. The most likely answer is something like "The usual, you know?". No specifics, just something to cover up their lack of memory. This, however, does not mean that all people with dementia lack a will of their own, quite the contrary. That being said, I'm just now watching a cut of the highlights of the 2nd presidential debate, and noticed something. Most of the time, Trumps facial expressions are... lacking. There just isn't much to see. Also his hand gestures, they're usually restricted to a small number of mostly slow gestures. But when the point about "foreign entanglements" came up, Trump was way, way more animated, but in a way that makes him seem really, really nervous. At least as long as he's talking about his bank account in China. This changes abruptly when he goes back to blaming Hunter and Joe Biden again. I really think that this bank account (which, apparently, isn't closed as Trump claimed) should be investigated a bit more in-depth.