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Here Are a Couple Things President Trump Has Forgotten the Past Couple Days

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta taps on the shoulder of U.S. President Donald Trump to remind him to sign an executive order.

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On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order providing a road map for modifying Affordable Care Act regulations.

Here’s a thing he did during that signing:


This was not the first time he had forgotten to sign an executive order during an executive order signing.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump spoke with reporters during an event with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Here is a thing he did during that meeting:


(Trump reportedly met with Tillerson in the Oval Office on Friday, but he had a scheduled lunch with Tillerson on Tuesday—the day before this exchange. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders previously confirmed that Tuesday’s meeting with Tillerson had occurred.)

Here is an article from STAT News about changes in President Trump’s speech patterns over the years.

Here is an article from Deadspin about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other topics.

Here is an article from Slate writer Jeremy Samuel Faust on how older public officials might best be assessed for cognitive decline through regular Mini-Mental State Exams.

This has been, a series of things that felt worth noting.