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With neither bombast nor bravado,
a presidential president

Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/7/2017 5:06:40 AM

Donald Trump promised in his barnstorming campaign for president, with bombast and bravado, that once elected he would tone everything down and be “presidential.” He was elected and we learned that, candidate or president, the Donald doesn’t do presidential. But sometimes he does. This week in Las Vegas he became the consoling witness to “pure evil,” leaving angry bombast for another occasion, struggling like the rest of us to show needed empathy, appropriate and subdued anger, and gratitude for the genuine heroics of the men and women who put their lives on the line to subdue Stephen Paddock. This was a week


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Reply 1 - Posted by: greatGreyhounds, 10/7/2017 6:02:45 AM     (No. 11408582)

The office of Prudent grows on people who have empathy and love for God and Our Country...

President Trump is becoming greater with each passing day.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Truthfetish, 10/7/2017 6:37:09 AM     (No. 11408597)

Must Read. In Las Vegas, the president delivered sincere words, the appropriate tone, and the right responses. Truly presidential.

#1 may be right.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander, 10/7/2017 8:18:38 AM     (No. 11408676)

Trump always had a clear head about almost everything. He took risks where others feared to take. He accepted huge losses and just kept on going with his successes. He was, and still is, vastly "misunderestimated" (thanks to another poster) by his political and immoral opposition. He knows his own mind. Yes, he definitely is Presidential, in my book.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: patchy groundfog, 10/7/2017 9:01:57 AM     (No. 11408708)

Media carping about Trump´s use of prepared remarks, speechwriters and/or Teleprompters might be the ultimate in hypocrisy for a terminally hypocritical lot.

Obama was (in)famous for his reliance on ´Prompters even when speaking in an elementary school classroom, as one embarrassing and revealing photo showed. Off-script, Obama was a mumbling, stumbling, fumbling mushmouth.

Hillary Clinton was and is downright robotic. Pelosi´s reads are as halting as they are trite. And then there´s Schumer, who obviously is seeing ´his´ words for the first time whether he´s on the Senate floor or in a presser. He is the champion of phoning it in.

Of course, the media know all this but they pretend that Obama was a great and deep thinker and that Dem leadership could inspire anyone to anything apart from a long nap.

In addition, many media pundits cut their teeth as speechwriters eg Matthews, Moyer, Gergen, Gerson et al.

Apparently their memories are as faulty as their sense of fair play.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hotrod, 10/7/2017 9:29:09 AM     (No. 11408731)

Wes, it depends on how you define ´´Presidential.´´ If you mean like Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Obama, or even milquetoast Bush (who I like), then yes, President Trump is different. Refreshingly different. It is refreshing to have a President who is not afraid of how opponents will criticize him, or whether the media will be nice to him. A president who gets things done and works to keep his promises.

Now, if we could just get someone like President Trump in the media world, to make a refreshing change in the way the media is operating, we would all be better off...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/7/2017 11:15:00 AM     (No. 11408851)

I think President Trump is very presidential, and support him 100%.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/7/2017 1:35:43 PM     (No. 11408982)

On a similar note, I am very much appreciating our First Lady. She seems to have modified her wardrobe in a way that added a bit of matronly conservativism to sexy form-fitting silhouettes to come up with a style that is uniquely hers - appropriate with an edge. And I love how she smiles when she is with children. But my favorite is when she was in the garden, setting out plants. That was just a fleeting reminder that she did not grow up in a gilded penthouse.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 10/7/2017 3:38:59 PM     (No. 11409094)

As a Vegas resident, I and everyone else I know, appreciated the President´s visit and his speech to the victims and first responders. One of the doctors at the hospital he visited said he was very caring and seemed just like a friendly neighbor. He put everyone at ease. The First Lady was remarkable too.

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