“Presidential” Talk

President Donald Trump recently called on Congress to pass sweeping tax cuts. As only he can. He said so at a manufacturing company in Springfield, Mo. Details were in short supply. It wasn’t a rally crowd, so he had a script. But he’s still Trump. He eventually wanders, especially if he is detail-challenged, which is a given.

“I am fully committed to working with Congress to get this job done,” he underscored. But he couldn’t quit there. It’s not what he does. So he does what a pathological ad libber does. To wit: “And I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress, do you understand me? Do you understand? Understand? Congress. I think Congress is going to make a comeback. I hope so.”

Whatever. Mitch McConnell wasn’t moved to respond, in kind or otherwise. Maybe he’s still worrying about Elaine sharing a Trump Tower elevator with the president.

Imagine, being privy to the world’s ultimate bully pulpit and given to presenting yourself and your administration like this? Even if you were a xenophobic-racist-know-nothing, wouldn’t you (sort of) miss the eloquence and presidential demeanor of Barack Obama? I didn’t think so.

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