Staffer Changed to Tennis
Journalists accompanying Donald Trump on his 43rd trip to one of his golf properties since January today discovered that televisions displayed a CNN chryon reading â€œNoonan: Trump is â€˜Weak and Sniveling.â€™â€
According to their press pool report, â€œa staffer dutifully changed three of the TVâ€™s to tennis and one to an infomercial on a really nifty skilletâ€ after reporter Matt Laslo took a picture of one of the screens, seen below.
When press pool entered the Trump's golf course CNN was on 4 screens reading: "NOONAN: Trump is "weak and sniveling" pic.twitter.com/mBERzrGl3o
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The CNN chryon referred to a column by the Wall Street Journalâ€™s Peggy Noonan entitled â€œTrump is Woody Allen Without the Humor.â€ Noonan, a conservative and a speech writer for Ronald Regan, has criticized Trump in the past.
â€œThe presidentâ€™s primary problem as a leader is not that he is impetuous, brash or naÃ¯ve,â€ Noonan wrote. â€œItâ€™s not that he is inexperienced, crude, an outsider. It is that he is weak and sniveling. It is that he undermines himself almost daily by ignoring traditional norms and forms of American masculinity.â€
â€œHeâ€™s not strong and self-controlled, not cool and tough, not low-key and determined,â€ she continued. â€œHeâ€™s whiny, weepy and self-pitying.â€ Noonan further asserted that Melania Trump is â€œtougher than he is with her stoicism and grace, her self-discipline and desire to show the world respect by presenting herself with dignity.â€
Noonan also asserted that â€œhalf of the presidentâ€™s tweets show utter weakness,â€ calling them â€œshrill little cries, usually just after dawn.â€
The president spent the majority of Saturday on Twitter, attacking his own party, threatening lower-income Americans and berating China, but has done so only once today, perhaps preoccupied with todayâ€™s visit his Virginia course.
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