July 29, 2021

Swaggering Trump goes into first Biden debate eager to fight

Donald Trump always fancied himself streetwise, a real tough guy, and at the first presidential debate with Joe Biden next week he’ll be wearing the verbal brass knuckles.

Trump, 74, is not a leader comfortable with the soaring rhetoric of JFK or Ronald Reagan. He’s not one for the nuanced elegance that fans loved — and detractors saw as aloofness — in the speeches of Barack Obama.

This is a president who brought reality TV skills to the White House. He’s an entertainer whose style is inspired by the gaudy chaos of professional wrestling.

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