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In Video: Watch walk down ramp Donald Trump felt need to defend on Twitter

Critics of the US president claimed it was a sign of failing health, but Mr Trump said the surface was steep and slippery.

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Donald Trump has defended the way he walked down a ramp (Niall Carson/PA)

Donald Trump has defended the way he walked down a ramp (Niall Carson/PA)

Donald Trump has defended the way he walked down a ramp (Niall Carson/PA)

Donald Trump has defended himself on Twitter after he was filmed walking unsteadily down a ramp on Saturday.

The US president appeared to be unsure of his footing as he walked away after delivering a speech at West Point Academy, prompting social media critics to question if it was a sign of failing health.

However, Mr Trump wrote on Twitter that the ramp was “long & steep, had no handrail, and most importantly was very slippery”.

PA