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WSJ's Noonan: Trump Is 'Woody Allen Without the Humor'

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Wall Street Journal opinion columnist Peggy Noonan derided President Donald Trump as an"unfunny Woody Allen" for shooting out tweet tirades that are "whiny, weepy and self-pitying."

In a commentary for the newspaper last week, the Pulitzer Prize winner and former speechwriter and aide to President Ronald Reagan lashed out at Trump's proclamation that "acting presidential" is easy, but that it's "not gonna get it done."

"The truth, six months in, is that he is not presidential and is not getting it done," Noonan argued. "His mad, blubbery petulance isn’t working for him but against him. If he were presidential he’d be getting it done — building momentum, gaining support. He’d be over 50 percent, not under 40 percent. He’d have health care, and more."

"The president’s primary problem as a leader," she wrote, "is that he is weak and sniveling… whiny, weepy and self-pitying. He throws himself, sobbing, on the body politic. He’s a drama queen."

Half the president’s tweets show "utter weakness," she added. "They are plaintive, shrill little cries, usually just after dawn. "

Noonan took particular aim at Trump's public excoriation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the accusations "limp, lame and blubbery."

"The way American men used to like seeing themselves, the template they most admired, was the strong silent type celebrated in classic mid-20th century films — Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Henry Fonda," she wrote, adding "the new style was more like that of Woody Allen," whose "characters couldn’t stop talking about their emotions, their resentments and needs. They were self-justifying as they acted out their cowardice and anger."

"But he was a comic," she wrote of Allen. "It was funny. He wasn’t putting it out as a new template for maleness. Donald Trump now is like an unfunny Woody Allen."

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Wall Street Journal opinion columnist Peggy Noonan derided President Donald Trump as an"unfunny Woody Allen" for shooting out tweet tirades that are "whiny, weepy and self-pitying."In a commentary for the newspaper last week, the Pulitzer Prize winner and former...
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