The internet has a few questions for Fox News host Sean Hannity and President Donald Trump after Hannity shared a photo on Instagram depicting his interview with the president at the Southern Border which shows the two men appearing to have matching band-aids on the top of their hands.
“Don’t miss my interviews with President Donald Trump and Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. Both airing TONIGHT on #Hannity,” Hannity captioned the Jan. 10 Instagram photo teasing his interview with the president in southern Texas.
Internet sleuths quickly noticed the matching band-aids which sparked “blood oath ritual” conspiracy theories and had some questioning the president’s health.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 15, 2019
While the White House has not responded to our inquiries, many on social media questioned why the top of Trump’s hand could have been bleeding:
IV for dehydration?
— Teena Lee (@TeenaLee9) January 15, 2019
I wear bandages like that routinely. Don’t always know how I cut skin. Common with aging skin. I scratch: I bleed. Bump something: I bleed. Looks like fresh wound.
— Navy Mustang (ret) (@jeffAndersonUSN) January 15, 2019
— Alex Rios (@charlieman2013) January 15, 2019
Oh God,he's rotting.
— Tiffany Wyllie (@tjbn1) January 15, 2019
Vampire Blood Brothers!!
— 🌊Ellen BlueWaveBaby🌊 (@epd44) January 15, 2019
Did he cut himself on a cold Big Mac?
— Political Mama (@politicalmablog) January 15, 2019
Update: The White House said on Tuesday that Trump sustained a hand injury while playing with his 12-year-old son. “The President was having fun and joking around with his son Barron and scratched his hand,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told POLITICO.
In a curious twist, a bandage is also visible on the back of Hannity’s left hand as the pair stand filming an interview.
An avid practitioner of mixed martial arts, Hannity told POLITICO he recently injured both hands on another fighter’s head-gear. Hannity said he did not notice the bandage on Trump’s hand and that the matching bandages were coincidental.
“What,” Hannity asked, “Do you think we colluded to have Band-Aids on?”