The Washington Post has been publishing a rather brilliant series of editorials. The gist? Quotes from actual speeches made by President Trump, followed by what the Washington Post Editorial Board imagines a “Presidential President” would have said instead.
For example, here’s a quote from yesterday’s piece, “What a Presidential President Would Have Said in Phoenix”:
TRUMP: “You know I’d love it if the cameras could show this crowd, because it is rather incredible. It is incredible. It is incredible. As everybody here remembers, this was the scene of my first rally speech, right? The crowds were so big, almost as big as tonight, that the people said right at the beginning, you know, there’s something special happening here. And we went to center stage almost from day one in the debates. We love those debates. But we went to center stage, and we never left, right?”
A PRESIDENTIAL PRESIDENT: “As we begin, I just want to say on behalf of all Americans that our hearts go out to the 10 American sailors who are missing in the terrible accident involving our 7th Fleet on the other side of the world, and to their families. Our brave men and women serve far from home for months and years at a time and take grave risks every day to keep us free, and this should serve as a reminder of how much we owe them.”
Here’s a list of recent “What a Presidential President Would Have Said” pieces: