‘He’s not gonna change’: CNN panel blasts Trump for singing his own praises during Carrier speech
If there’s one thing Donald Trump loves more than making American great again, it’s himself.
That philosophy was on full display during the President-Elect’s speech at the Carrier plant in Indiana Thursday. Instead of beginning the speech promoting the company or talking about the workers, Trump talked about his electoral win and his campaign in Indiana.
CNN contributor Jeffry Toobin isn’t shocked by Trump, but what he is shocked by are people who keep expecting Trump to become presidential.
“You know, maybe the famous pivot is gonna to happen now. You think?” Toobin said, dripping with sarcasm. “I mean, come on. He’s 70 years old! He just was elected president of the United States. He is who he is. He’s not going to change.”
Toobin continued, saying that he can’t understand why people are still waiting for Trump to suddenly become presidential or humble. “It’s not going to happen. For example, to see an inaugural address or State of the Union address in that style. But you know what? That’s what we’re going to get, because that’s who he is and that’s who won the election, and people who don’t like it are going to have to deal with it.”
Political analyst Rebecca Berg agreed, saying that Donald Trump is Donald Trump and will always be Donald Trump.
“I mean, you can give the man a teleprompter and maybe half of the time he’ll use it. But Donald Trump is always going to be, at least to some degree, unscripted,” Berg explained. “He’s always going to go off on these tangents about polling, about having won the primary in this state or that.”
She continued, saying that it was shocking to see Trump do an event that was meant to be about saving jobs and turn it into another campaign event about how he won the Indiana primary election.
“But one question I have about his style at these thank you rallies, will be whether he takes that harsh tone he took at some of these rallies, especially early on. This was something that was very divisive, very polarizing. And this is a time now where he’s hoping at least he has said to unify Americans, so I wonder if he’ll try to take a more conciliatory tone.”
The panel seemed to indicate Trump was incapable of it. Check out the full video below: