If you read Donald Trump’s victory speech, you can see that we’re going to have a great deal of progress made in the war on authenticity. Trump’s speech was clearly not a carefully prepared and manicured product from a writing-room.
It sucked. But it was authentic gibberish.
CNBC described it as a “gracious” speech, keeping up with the media’s tradition of inauthenticity; had they been concerned with truth and authentic good speechifying they would have said “Trump’s victory speech is a bizzare surrealist ramble through a broken landscape of phrases and half-formed thoughts.”
Thank you. Thank you very much, everyone. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated. Thank you very much.
I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.
It’s almost unreadable. This is the guy who complained about teleprompters, because he wants speechifying to be more authentic. That’s a case study of the strategy card players know as “playing to your weak suit.”