The Media is Left Aghast and Shocked by Donald Trump’s Bizarre CIA Speech

Reactions to Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the CIA earlier today began to come in immediately, and it is safe to say the operative word is “aghast.” As The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent tweeted,

BuzzFeed‘s Chris Geidner was especially shocked by Trump’s fulsome self-praise:

As did Mother JonesDavid Corn:

Other reactions were no more favorable, with Vox‘s Matthew Yglesias taking note of Trump’s point of departure, an alternate reality:

As noted by Joy Reid and David Rothkopf, Trump bussed in his sycophantic cheering section again:

As a hint of what’s to come, Trump’s performance today speaks volumes, as The New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman explained with a resigned “here we go”:

Donald Trump did himself no favors today through his erratic behavior at CIA headquarters, other than providing himself with further ammunition to throw at the media for accurately reporting on how bizarre his speech was, and how offensive it was to stand in front of a memorial to those who died in service to their country to brag about himself and wage war on that same media.

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