Morning Joe: Colombian president speaks English ‘much better’ than President Trump
Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough on Friday offered some words of praise for Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos by praising his English-speaking skills — in fact, he said Santos’ English is even better than our own president’s.
Watching Trump’s joint press conference with Santos on Thursday, Scarborough remarked how Trump seemed unable to maintain a coherent thought for more than half a sentence at a time, as he kept veering off into unrelated topics.
In fact, Scarborough said that Trump’s speech patterns inadvertently reminded him of the textually dense stream-of-conscious writing of American author William Faulkner, whom Scarborough said he had a difficult time understanding in college.
“I was as confused with Faulkner as I was yesterday watching Donald Trump actually sounding far less articulate than the president of Colombia, who actually seems to speak our language much better,” he explained. “It was a bizarre, meandering, wandering group of statements.”
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