Former President Trump recently addressed the speculation surrounding photos that showed red marks on his hands. During a conversation with Fox News reporter Mark Meredith after a meeting with the Teamsters union, Trump seemed initially unaware of the issue. When asked about his hand, he responded by suggesting that artificial intelligence (AI) might have been involved.
The photos in question were taken as Trump left Trump Tower on Jan. 17 before his defamation trial with writer E. Jean Carroll. People had speculated about the cause of the red marks, considering possibilities such as a skin condition, red marker, or paper cut.
Trump’s comment about AI sparked various responses from media outlets and late-night shows. For example, Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” aired a humorous segment suggesting that Trump was “finger-painting the face of his new lawyer, Wilson the volleyball.”
Similarly, hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” speculated that the red marks could have resulted from blood during the defamation trial or from a magic marker.
The Trump campaign dismissed the speculation, criticizing the media’s reaction as “hysteria” and “ridiculous commentary.” According to campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung, such responses highlight the lack of seriousness in some news outlets.
Overall, Trump’s comments on the red marks on his hands generated humor and further speculation about their origin, showcasing the ongoing interest in his public appearances and interactions.