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UK Officials Said Donald Trump Held Theresa May's Hand Because He Has A Phobia Of Stairs

The leader of the free world is afraid of some steps?

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UK newspapers took this as a visual representation of the so-called "special relationship" between the two countries. But according to the Sunday Times, the real reason this happened is because Trump has a phobia of stairs. Yup.

"Downing Street officials claimed the president's phobia of stairs and slopes led him to grab the prime minister's hand as they walked down a ramp at the White House," the paper claimed.

And in an article from the Washington Post from earlier this week, a White House source "dismissively predicted'" that Trump would rarely climb a flight of stairs. However, they did not mention a phobia.

People were shook.

Meanwhile, British press are reporting that Donald Trump is afraid of stairs.

Is Donald Trump actually a Dalek?


A phobia of stairs can be referred to as climacophobia or bathmophobia. Is there evidence to back up the claim from Downing Street? As president, Trump can expect to climb up to and down from Air Force One a lot.


Ikran is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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