President Donald Trump's newfound lisp sets internet aflame

While President Trump delivered a landmark speech in which he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, listeners couldn't help but notice a strange moment during his announcement.

Shortly after the 45th president announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, he began to spark conversation on social media for a different reason after seeming to display a newfound lisp.

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He became the first U.S. president in 70 years to recognize the city as Israel's capital, but the clarity of his words appeared to drift sideways after he began slurring.

Many online are speculating that the 71-year-old was either having trouble keeping a mouthpiece -- namely, a retainer or dentures -- in place towards the end of his remarks.

And other Twitter users had different theories for the president's slurred speech.

Click through more reactions below:

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U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by ?Vice President Mike Pence?, delivers remarks recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump sounds strange, especially near the end, he seems to slur Is @POTUS "medicated" ?! Anyone else hear it? https://t.co/a7P1dycdNc
OK, what narcotics is Trump on to make him slur so much? https://t.co/6M4FsEynXF
Dry mouth makes a sticky sound it does not cause words to slur like this. Something is wrong and Trump needs to be… https://t.co/40YuYEfRS2
@bobbyfinger First time in history a Trump slur wasn't racial.
@realDonaldTrump yo, did I just watch you say "Gow bless the unitah shtashs" trump slurring #trumpslur
Listen to Trump slur his words. It's stunning! Is he on tranquilizers? Illegal drugs? https://t.co/qSLTn2ZQyb
Ok before I start on my current feelings, did anyone else hear that massive slur at the end of Trump's speech?? He… https://t.co/kfHf0c0CST
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