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Trump’s “presidential tone” is meaningless

Judge him by how he actually governs

By William Howell & Terry Moe  

United States President Donald J. Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of the US Congress in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, February 28, 2017 ©Kleponis Chris/CNP/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

After five weeks of confusion and lies, President Donald Trump stood before Congress and the American people on Tuesday night and delivered a sensible speech. It is a measure of just how low the nation has sunk, and just how dangerous the Trump presidency stands to be, that commentators are cheering. They are thrilled that Trump managed to behave normally.

The hope, you see, is that maybe he…

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