The Media Falls for “Presidential” Trump (Again): The Daily Show

The Media Falls for “Presidential” Trump (Again): The Daily Show


Last night Donald Trump
gave his first annual address to a joint session of congress, and by tradition, this speech
is followed by a rebuttal from the opposition party. It was the first real chance
for the Democrats to show who they will be
in the era of Trump. I’m Steve Beshear. I was governor of Kentucky
from 2007 to 2015. I’m a proud Democrat, but first and foremost,
I’m a proud Republican. Nailed it! (laughter) (applause, cheering) To be fair, to be fair, to be
fair, becoming a Republican is probably
the Democrats’ best hope of ever winning another
election, so I get it, I get it. Now, obviously, that’s not what
the former governor of Kentucky meant to say. But don’t worry,
don’t worry, people, his recovery was flawless. I’m a proud Democrat, but first and foremost,
I’m a proud Republican… and Democrat,
and mostly American. (laughter) (cheers and applause) I’m a Democrat. I’m a Republican. That is so embarrassing for him. On the bright side, they’ve just announced that
next year they’re gonna get him to announce best picture
at the Oscars. Yay! (applause) So, hard-core Democrats weren’t
feeling Trump’s speech, but a lot of other folks were, with polls showing that people
who watched it overwhelmingly thought that
Trump did a good job. You know who must have so proud? Putin. I bet he’s carrying around a photo from the speech
in his wallet like, (Russian accent):
My boy’s so grown up. Feels like yesterday I carry him
to election win. And after Trump performed
his pivots, a lot of former enemies
of the people, well, they made a pivot
of their own. A more presidential Trump. It was noticeably different. He sounded more presidential. -He pivoted.
-He knows when to pivot. Even his critics admit he
sounded more presidential. TV REPORTER:This is a pivot
to becoming a president.
Tonight, Donald Trump became the President
of the United States. All trump did was read a speech
off a teleprompter. That’s all he did. -That’s all he did.
-(cheering and applause) He read off the teleprompter without flying off the rails. You know how they say you’re not
supposed to shoot the messenger? Well, maybe also don’t suck the
messenger’s (bleep), either. How about that? Look, don’t get me wrong,
don’t get me wrong. If this was the first time
that Trump dialed it down, I’d the hype, I would
get it completely. But he’s pulled this (bleep)
over and over again, and every time
the media falls for it. He’s getting more presidential,
if you will, he’s using notes. I think we’ve seen something
of a Trump pivot. Donald Trump,
in the last three weeks has been appearing
more presidential. It feels like Donald Trump is
trying to be more presidential. I feel like I’m in the movie
Groundhog Day.
We keep talking about the
Donald Trump pivot every week. Yeah, so then why do you keep on
saying it? People inGroundhog Daydon’t
know they’re inGroundhog Day.That’s why they keep doing
the same thing. You don’t have to be a genius
to figure out that Donald Trump
is playing you. You look at his record. You can study
his previous actions. Or you know what else
you could do? You could just listen to him
when he tells you that he’s gonna fake it. I can act as presidential
as anybody that’s ever been president. Presidential is easy. You know what presidential is? I walk on… here. (crowd exclaiming) Ladies and gentlemen
of Waterbury. It’s a great honor to be
with you this morning. Yeah. Fake like you’re presidential, and people will believe
you’re presidential. This was the plan all along. And last night was clearly
its big debut. Presidential is easy. You know what presidential is? I walk on… here. (crowd exclaiming) (cheering and applause) I’ll-I’ll give you this, it’s notHamilton,
but it’s a pretty good act.

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