Sunday, July 30, 2017

WSJ -- Trump Is Woody Allen Without the Humor

Despite Donald Trump’s bluster, he is a weakling. The problem is not that he is “inexperienced, crude, an outsider,writes Peggy Noonan -- a Republican, no less, a former speechwriter and aide to President Ronald Reagan -- in a scathing opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal. She called Trump an "unfunny Woody Allen" for shooting out tweet tirades that are "whiny, weepy and self-pitying. He’s a drama queen."

Noonan criticized Trump's statement that “Political correctness for me is easy. Sometimes they say, ‘He doesn’t act presidential.’ And I say, great schools, smart guy -- it’s so easy to act presidential. But that’s not gonna get it done.”

Moreover, Trump proclaimed, “With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held office.

"The truth, six months in, is that he is not presidential and is not getting it done," Noonan argued. "His mad, blubbery petulance isn’t working for him but against him. If he were presidential he’d be getting it done -- building momentum, gaining support. He’d be over 50 percent, not under 40 percent. He’d have health care, and more. 

Half the president’s tweets show "utter weakness," she added. "They are plaintive, shrill little cries, usually just after dawn."

Peggy Noonan pretty much nailed it.

Read the full article. It’s outstanding.

By Peggy Noonan