( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-06-18 00:51:08 )
Comedian Noel Casler, who worked with President Donald Trump on "The Apprentice," tells "People" magazine that Trump often snorted Adderall, a drug used to treat ADHD, to focus better on reading cue cards. He tweets about it all the time. Also on Twitter, "Mom" actress Kristen Johnston, a recovering substance abuser, claims she can tell Trump is using Adderall -- "and maybe alcohol" -- just from his sniffs and dilated pupils. Thousands of Twitter users seem to agree.
But according to a random survey of 1,006 Americans taken June 3-5, it's just not true. Only 7% of Americans have even heard that Trump might be using Adderall, and only 15% have noticed that he occasionally sniffs.
The survey was commissioned by Lucky Star Communications, an Ohio-based consulting firm, and conducted by ENGINE/CARAVAN of Princeton, N.J. It has a margin of error of plus of minus 3%.
According to the survey, Democrats much more than Republicans claim to have knowledge of this sniffing behavior. On Trump's alleged Adderall sniffing, 12% of Democrats says they have heard of it, compared to just 3% of Republicans and 6% of Independents. Likewise, 25% of Democrats say they have noticed Trump sniffing, compared to 7% of Republicans and 11% of Independents.
Americans are confident the truth is not being withheld from them by Trump's doctors. Only 15% of Americans feel that Trump might be taking a medicine that the doctors are keeping secret, with 28% of Democrats feeling that way, 4% of Republicans feeling that way, and 15% of Independents feeling that way.
"The vast majority of Americans are confident that Pres. Trump is in good health," said Jeff Barge, principal of Lucky Star.
As to slurring, that's another matter. 24% of Americans have noticed that Trump sometimes slurs, with 42% of Democrats saying yes, 9% of Republicans saying yes, and 27% of Independents saying yes. 23% of the country feels Trump might be fibbing about his weight.
What many do agree upon is that Pres. Trump "at least occasionally" tells lies. 42% of the country feels that overall, with 68% of Democrats weighing in on the affirmative, 22% of Republicans, and 50% of Independents.
Trump's health came to the media spotlight most recently this past weekend when he seemed to have some difficulty maneuvering down the off ramp of the airplane that had taken him to graduation ceremonies at West Point Military Academy.
But Twitter users seem oddly adamant about the Adderall usage. Tweets Lynn Bemis firmly: "He sniffs Adderall, which is an upper, but does take some sort of sinus medication, that you can only buy otc in Canada."
Adds Gudrun Lara Sveinsbottir: "That's how he can tweet 50 to 100 times over one night while it would take us days to do the same. Never seem to sleep is a strong hint also."