This is a really good example of what the media frequently gets wrong covering and framing this President.

“What are President DONALD TRUMP and his team thinking? If there ever were an occasion to rise to, this is it. The nation is thirsting for comfort and healing”.
They cannot grasp that it is not there. There is no evidence that the President can leverage this moment to say something thoughtful, yet reporters desperately want to declare him “Presidential”.
Believing that this an “is there anything he could say..” moment reallllly misunderstands the last four years—but explains a lot in terms of political reporters’ daily gymnastics to explain away and normalize an abnormal and dysfunctional and bigoted person. But they try. Hard.
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