Photographs of Donald Trump with a noticeable red smear on his hands sparked widespread speculation on social media, leading some to wonder about the health of the real estate tycoon and former president — but sources close to Trump have clarified that the red mark was attributable to an anodyne papercut.
These images were captured as Trump left the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial in New York City. As he waved to the crowd outside the courthouse, onlookers were surprised to see a bright red smear across his fingers and palm. This led to rampant online speculation, with some suggesting serious health concerns like syphilis or leprosy.
However, the former president was seen around the courthouse again later that day, and the mysterious redness had vanished, further fueling the online rumor mill. Trump’s team addressed these rumors the following day, revealing the cause as nothing more than a paper cut, according to TMZ.
Sources close to the Trump campaign confirmed that there is nothing wrong with his health, attributing the red smears to a simple paper cut. Those familiar with the situation mentioned that Trump had been bleeding and had unintentionally spread the blood across his hand.
Despite the initial dramatic reactions on social media, it turned out that the situation was not as serious as it was made out to be. Trump was spotted again on Thursday, attending his mother-in-law’s funeral, with no signs of redness on his hand.
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