Jeff tells the story of RFK’s speech — “a prayer, a quiet plea for a shared understanding.”
Jeff live-blogged the State of the Union. His real-time verdict? “It was the sort of speech that sends a person into a fallout shelter alone with his tax cut and his Second Amendment rights.”
The question on many Americans’ minds today is not “What is the state of our union?” but “What is the state of the President’s mental health?”
Trump often promised to run the White House like a business, but few C.E.O.s would accept, or survive, a level of staff attrition as high as this President’s.
And if he did, would any Republican stand up to stop him?
“He is dominating the national discussion without leading it.” Jeff Shesol joins presidential speechwriters from Nixon to Obama to discuss White House communications in the age of Trump.
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