Reminding People of Their Ex-Wife

This from Peggy Noonan is, as the kids say these days, 🔥🔥🔥:

“He’s not strong and self-controlled, not cool and tough, not low-key and determined; he’s whiny, weepy and self-pitying. He throws himself, sobbing, on the body politic. He’s a drama queen. It was once said, sarcastically, of George H.W. Bush that he reminded everyone of her first husband. Trump must remind people of their first wife. Actually his wife, Melania, is tougher than he is with her stoicism and grace, her self-discipline and desire to show the world respect by presenting herself with dignity.

Half the president’s tweets show utter weakness. They are plaintive, shrill little cries, usually just after dawn. ‘It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their president.’ The brutes. Actually they’ve been laboring to be loyal to him since Inauguration Day. ‘The Republicans never discuss how good their health care bill is.’ True, but neither does Mr. Trump, who seems unsure of its content. In just the past two weeks, of the press, he complained: ‘Every story/opinion, even if should be positive, is bad!’ Journalists produce ‘highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting.’ They are ‘DISTORTING DEMOCRACY.’ They ‘fabricate the facts.’”

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