I had a surreal experience yesterday, catching a few minutes of Breitbart radio. Matt Boyle said that Beto O’Rourke would have trouble debating Trump, as Trump is (paraphrasing) “the greatest orator of our time”, and particularly singling out Trump’s ability to speak off-the-cuff.
Wait, what? Does anyone agree with the esteemed Mr. Boyle as to Trump’s oratory skills?
It’s hard to imagine that Mr. Boyle has ever listened to any other President. Even GW Bush (not the greatest speaker himself) was far better than Trump, and as for Reagan, Bill Clinton, later-years Obama, it’s not remotely close. Trump can’t even stay on topic, and generally can’t string two coherent sentences together; he’d fail an 8th grade debate class.
Off-the-cuff speaking becomes pretty easy when you don’t worry about the truth, or what you said last week.