‘Look! He can hold a meeting!’: CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin mocks effusive praise over Trump’s immigration ‘theater’
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday mocked the effusive praise over Donald Trump’s immigration meeting, arguing the ability to hold a meeting is a pretty low bar to measure presidents against.
Trump surprised Republicans and Democrats by encouraging a bipartisan solution to DACA and border security during an hour-long televised meeting on Tuesday. Host Wolf Blitzer asked Toobin “how successful” that meeting was.
“I think about a phrase associated with [George W.] Bush, which is the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations,'” Toobin said. “Look! He can hold a meeting! He’s not crazy! I guess that was successful.”
“But I think one meeting on-camera—which was mostly theater—I think anyone who has been in any meetings knows that meetings of 25, 30 people never solve anything,” Toobin added. “A smaller meeting will solve it, but sure, I mean it did show a different picture.”
Watch below, via CNN: