The Corner

Trump’s Speech

He was gracious to Hillary and modest and unifying in tone. The speech was looser and more conversational than is usually the case on such occasions. It was notably non-ideological. He emphasized increased infrastructure spending, taking care of our vets, and getting along with other countries — an agenda that most people would find utterly unobjectionable. It worked as a first impression for a president-elect who was incredibly radioactive as a candidate.