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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:00 PM

Trump tries scripting a made-for-TV drama out of his impeachment trial

I hope Trump has many sleepless nights.



Trump tries scripting a made-for-TV drama out of his impeachment trial


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/14/trump-scripting-tv-drama-impeachment-trial-098418?cid=impch_m

The trial of the president of the United States will mark the opening episodes of Season Four of Trumpís presidency. And the president has high expectations for how itíll look to the masses on television.


By NANCY COOK and MERIDITH MCGRAW

01/14/2020 05:11 AM EST


He scrutinizes behind-the-scenes details of his television interviews, preferring to be shot in natural light and from the right side because he likes the way his hair looks from that angle.

He cares about how the back-and-forth parrying with the White House press corps looks on TV, sometimes directing camera crews to move to the right or the left for the best shot.



He notes how his aides perform on cable shows, closely watches TV ratings ó compiled each week by a staffer ó and manages how official speeches and announcements will look on screen.



Itís all part of President Donald Trump merging his position as head of the executive branch with his role as executive producer of his presidency. White House aides and Trump allies are bracing for the Senate impeachment trial to put the presidentís television-focused mind on full display during a memorable moment for his presidency. ...................................

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:07 PM

1. He painstakingly applies his makeup.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:12 PM

3. uhhh,

that's his left side, no so much attention is paid to that........

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:11 PM

2. didn't he pick pence

based on how he fit the role of VP on TV?

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