for the record:
de·co·rum /dəˈkôrəm/ noun behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety:
Well so far, whether in his rallies, his inauguration speech, his contacts with the press, in his international relationships, his ‘tweet storms’, etc., it is surprising that the president has the word decorum in his vocabulary. Although maybe someone in his regime fed it to him. But I am thinking he doesn’t think it means the same thing that we all know it means. Just sayin’
But in the wake of the federal court ruling reinstating CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House credentials, the president is suddenly calling for decorum. No, really, of all people, right?
Trump shrugged off the court ruling Friday, claiming it was not not “a big deal”. He said that reporters at press briefings would have to follow a set of rules being drawn up, including sticking to a set number of questions.
“If they don’t listen to the rules and regulations, we’ll end up back in court and we’ll win,” Trump said. “But more importantly, we’ll just leave. And then you won’t be very happy, because we do get good ratings.”
“You can’t take three questions and four questions and just stand up and not sit down,” he added. “Decorum. You have to practice decorum.”
It will be interesting to see what the courts will think about rules and regulations for the White House press if a case ever comes their way. Seems to be a fairly gray area at this point.
You know, sometimes it’s best to lead by example…said this president…never!