Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations. The media’s obsession with Donald Trump’s ‘tone’ is ridiculous, and just because he was not as unhinged as usual when he spoke to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, they drooled over his speech as being ‘presidential’, even though he did not say anything that was concrete or praiseworthy, simply repeating empty promises of good times ahead and lying about the things he has supposedly achieved so far. Plus he added a truly nasty proposal to create an office to serve the victims of ‘immigrant crime’, even though the data shows that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than others. It was blatant pandering to his racist base and part of their push to demonize immigrants and make America white again.
Seth Meyers for one was having none of it.
Stephen Colbert was also not impressed, saying that the only difference was that instead of looking like an unhinged narcissist, Trump looked like a hinged narcissist.