Trump reads the Constitution…”It’s like a foreign language!”


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On March 1, 2017, nearly six weeks after President Trump had raised his right hand and swore to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, he struggled to read aloud the words of the founding document. A film crew had come to the White House to record the new president reading a section of the Constitution. Trump chose to participate in the HBO production because he did not want to forgo the chance to be filmed for history, and he knew that as the sitting president he would be the documentary’s most important character…

With LED lights on stilts in front of him, Trump took his seat. “You’re lucky you got the easy part,” Alexandra Pelosi [the director] told him cheerfully. “It gets complicated after this.” But the president stumbled, trying to get out the words in the arcane, stilted form the founding fathers had written. Trump grew irritated. “It’s very hard to do because of the language here,” Trump told the crew. “It’s very hard to get through that whole thing without a stumble.” He added, “It’s like a different language, right?” The cameraman tried to calm Trump, telling him it was no big deal, to take a moment and start over. Trump tried again, but again remarked, “It’s like a foreign language.”

“Every time he stumbled, he manufactured something to blame people,” another person in the room recalled. “He never said, ‘Sorry, I’m messing this up.’ [Other] people would screw up and say, ‘Ohhhh, I’m sorry.’ They would be self-effacing. He was making up excuses and saying there were distracting sounds.… He was definitely blaming everyone for his inability to get through it. That was prickly, or childish.” Though stiff, he eventually made it through without any errors.

The Fake President has a perfectly aligned style. Dumb and dumber. Ignorant and unforgiving. Irresponsible and cowardly.

One thought on “Trump reads the Constitution…”It’s like a foreign language!”

  1. Usual suspect says:

    “Then, I have an Article II, where I have to the right to do whatever I want as president, but I don’t even talk about that.” President Trump at Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit in Florida, December 21, 2019 https://www.c-span.org/video/?467575-1/president-trump-turning-point-usas-student-action-summit

    Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday penned an op-ed arguing that the articles of impeachment and the House managers’ case against President Trump provide “ample and uncontradicted” evidence to support the Senate removing him from office.
    “What is required for removal of the president? A demonstration of presidential commission of high crimes and misdemeanors, of which in Trump’s case the evidence is ample and uncontradicted,” he wrote.
    The piece from Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey and frequent Trump critic, came as the Senate began day two of opening arguments in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. https://thehill.com/homenews/media/479704-fox-news-judge-napolitano-there-is-ample-and-uncontradicted-evidence
    See also “Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump’s Senate impeachment trial — What does it take to remove a president?” https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trumps-senate-impeachment-trial-judge-andrew-napolitano

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