It’s not a surprise when Trump reverts to form (or any politician for that matter)

A tweetstorm I sent out this morning in reaction to an NPR podcast. Please note that this is a rant on how we cover politicians, not about the president in particular.

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But today was a bit disappointed. Ran decent story about Trump rally in Arizona. /2
8/23/17, 8:50 AM
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Reporter expressed surprise that @realDonaldTrump pivoted back from “serious rhetoric of Monday’s speech to rambling campaign rhetoric. /3
8/23/17, 8:51 AM
ralphehanson
How on earth can Trump reverting to crowd-pleasing off-script speech be a surprise? /4
8/23/17, 8:52 AM
ralphehanson
Trump can present a speech written for him in a serious tone. Shown this on several occasions. This is not new nor news. /5
8/23/17, 8:54 AM
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But neither is the fact that he returns to his campaign-style speech patterns afterwards. This is absolutely predictable. Not a surprise/6
8/23/17, 8:55 AM
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Reporters – The best indication of what a politician will do in the future is what he/she has done in the past. /7
8/23/17, 8:57 AM
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Politicians reverting to form is not a surprise. It is expected. /8
8/23/17, 8:57 AM
ralphehanson
Hey, @UpFirst, I love you guys. And I realize I’m making a big deal out of something small. But this actually is important. /9
8/23/17, 8:59 AM
ralphehanson
No matter how you feel about @realDonaldTrump, he is who he is. And when he reverts to form, it is not a surprise. /fin
8/23/17, 9:00 AM
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