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So J. Rubin at WaPo finally cuts loose with what she REALLY thinks of Pres. Trump (context: SOTU)

"State of the Union speeches were boring, long-winded and ul wutwutwut02/04/19
Is this unfair? These speeches always suck anotherjd02/04/19
"We have very fast airplanes": Trump's foreign policy pronou backfromthedead02/04/19
His instinct to get out of these places is correct it's just anotherjd02/04/19
wutwutwut (Feb 4, 2019 - 4:51 pm)

"State of the Union speeches were boring, long-winded and ultimately irrelevant long before President Trump arrived. ... Trump’s State of the Union is even less significant than the State of the Unions offered by recent presidents. Trump lies more than past presidents and has a greater gap between rhetoric and action than most. In other words, it does not matter what he says Tuesday night. In a nanosecond, the words evaporate and we return to Trump tweets, fabrications and attacks.

Trump’s State of the Union also suffers because he has become a bore — regurgitating the same points, incorporating no new ideas or information (for he is incapable of learning) and spouting the same know-nothingism. He is drearily predictable. With near-certainty, Trump will utter repeatedly debunked lies, lots of them. ...

He’ll make a slew of unfounded foreign policy pronouncements attributing newfound (and nonexistent) respect in the world to his own brilliance. At least with a teleprompter, he can avoid the kind of word salads — or as Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) calls them, “word vomit” — he tossed up in his interview with CBS’s Margaret Brennan. "

[Ms. Rubin goes on to quote from Brennan interview, which is actually kind of scary when you look at how it's not really word salad, but does look like "sentence salad" or "concept salad".]


Haha. TL;DR = Ms. Rubin, not a Trump fan.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/04/can-we-skip-sotu-response/

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anotherjd (Feb 4, 2019 - 5:39 pm)

Is this unfair? These speeches always suck

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backfromthedead (Feb 4, 2019 - 6:44 pm)

"We have very fast airplanes": Trump's foreign policy pronouncements go beyond self-parody —
Breaking news: Trump's "Face the Nation" interview makes clear he has absolutely no idea what he's talking about:
"Citing multiple in-person episodes, these intelligence officials say
Trump displays what one called “willful ignorance” when presented with
analyses generated by America’s $81 billion-a-year intelligence services.
The officials, who include analysts who prepare Trump’s briefs and the briefers
themselves, describe futile attempts to keep his attention by using visual aids,
confining some briefing points to two or three sentences, and repeating his name
and title as frequently as possible.
https://www.salon.com/2019/02/04/we-have-very-fast-airplanes-trumps-foreign-policy-pronouncements-go-beyond-self-parody/

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anotherjd (Feb 4, 2019 - 7:18 pm)

His instinct to get out of these places is correct it's just too bad he can't find someone to implement his policies

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