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Reich: Let's not use euphemisms for conduct unbecoming a president

Reich: Let's not use euphemisms for conduct unbecoming a president

Now that Donald Trump has been president for almost a year, it's time the media call his behavior what it is rather than try to normalize it. Here are the six most misleading media euphemisms for conduct unbecoming a president.

1. Calling Mr. Trump's tweets "presidential "statements" or "press releases."

Wrong. Mr. Trump's tweets are mostly rants off the top of his head -- many of them wild, inconsistent, rude, crude and bizarre.

Normal presidential statements are products of careful thought. Advisers weigh in. Consequences are considered. Alternatives are deliberated. Which is why such statements are considered important indicators of public...

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