IN LOVE WITH CON­FU­SION

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Best-sell­ing au­thor and talk ra­dio host Eric Me­taxas be­lieves that the press de­lib­er­ately chooses not to un­der­stand or ac­cept Pres­i­dent Trump’s style of com­mu­ni­cat­ing or use of lan­guage, pars­ing ev­ery sin­gle syl­la­ble.

“I think that the sec­u­lar main­stream me­dia has will­fully in­sisted on read­ing him that way,” Mr. Me­taxas told PJ Me­dia.”They’re al­most in love with be­ing un­able to un­der­stand him.”

The prac­tice does much, the au­thor said, to drive dan­ger­ous po­lar­iza­tion, or rob Amer­i­cans from hear­ing good news about their na­tion. He also sug­gests Mr. Trump wield his folksi­ness with care — and pre­dicts he’ll do just that.

“I re­mem­ber the vi­cious­ness to­ward Ron­ald Rea­gan — it was vicious. I re­mem­ber the vi­cious­ness to­ward Ge­orge W. Bush,” Mr. Me­taxas added. “None of that can even com­pare to the way Trump has been treated by the me­dia.”

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