FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020
For amusement purposes only: President Trump can really lapse into a drone as he reads his prepared remarks at the start of his daily so-called briefings.
It has long seemed to us that he may be dyslexic. Dyslexia isn't a measure of intelligence. It just means that the person in question has a harder time processing symbols.
Whatever the reason, the president can really lapse into full monotone as he reads his prepared remarks. It's hard not to think of the similar problem displayed by President Metzler.
Actually, we refer to actor Chris Klein, who gets elected student body president of Carver High in the 1999 film, Election.
Personally, we don't care for the very sour film; we think of it as a "people-hater." That said, Candidate Metzler shows the way for President Trump as he reads his campaign speech before Carver's student body.
In the film, Paul Metzler is a highly likable big galoot who's quarterback of the football team but may not be super-sharp. He's running against the profoundly annoying Tracy Flick, played by Reese Witherspoon.
(Through the person of Flick, the people-hating in the film takes on a misogynist edge.)
When it's time for Metzler to give his speech, Klein delivers a hunched-over, steady-state drone as he reads from a folded-up piece of notebook paper. We can't help recalling Klein's performance when we watch President Trump reading each day's prepared monologues.
You can see Candidate Metzler's short speech here. It starts at 1:45, after Candidate Flick delivers her own short address.
Watching Trump, we think of Klein. For amusement purposes only.