In an astounding display of awareness, the Mainstream Media finally understood nuance in President Trump’s voice when he used it to make a joke. While addressing his senior staffers before their swearing in, the President told them how President Obama had left him a letter in the Oval Office. President Trump went on to say how thankful he was for the letter and the thoughtfulness behind it. He followed up by changing his voice’s tone and cadence to deliver a funny jab at the Press, saying he wouldn’t tell the them what was in the letter, getting a laugh from the group:
“I just went to the Oval Office and found this beautiful letter from President Obama,” … “It was really very nice of him to do that and we will cherish that. We will keep that and we won’t even tell the press what’s in that letter.”
In an editorial turn-around, The Hill is reporting President Trump made a joke, instead of lambasting him with complaints he was “breaking protocol” or some other hogwash. The Mainstream Media has been pretending they don’t know the difference between the President’s literal and figurative uses of speech. Perhaps this is a sign they will stop using such a dishonest reporting tactic.