When members of the DC Press start describing Donald Trump’s Presidency as “normal”, we can assume that either the press has had a Damascene moment, the definition of “normal” has changed, or that Trump himself is actually winning over the previously hostile media.
Whichever answer turns out to be most true, this can only be a good thing for the nation as Trump’s belabored presidency starts getting down to the business of proper governance.
Some voters, however, are asking themselves whether Trump is rolling back on his campaign promises. People didn’t vote for a mainstream politician, they voted for a Mover and a Shaker, let’s hope he doesn’t get “too normal”.
According to the Daily Caller:
Members of the press described Donald Trump’s presidency as “normal” and “much more mainstream” Thursday, citing the reported decline of populist Steve Bannon’s influence inside the White House, and public comments from Trump indicating he’s moving to the center on some policy issues.
“Operation Normal achieved supremacy yesterday — and a new phase of Trump’s presidency begins,” Mike Allen wrote in his morning newsletter Axios AM.
“Conservatives should have seen this coming,” Allen wrote in Axios AM. “Trump goes where the applause is loudest. If that means being a full-throated birther, fine! If that means inciting hysterics about Mexicans, game on! If that means hugging NATO or smiling at corporate cronyism, Trump’s your man! It would be a hoot if he came full circle and morphed into Michael Bloomberg.”