It was President Donald Trump’s first Oval Office address.
It lacked the dramatic energy of Matthew Harrison Brady, the character portrayed by Fredric March, in one of my favorite films, Inherit the Wind, in which Matthew Harrison Brady, frantically fumbles through papers, emphatically and desperately trying to convince his followers to re-board an obviously sinking ship of lies, as he stands bloated and scared in the courtroom, while onlookers gaze upon him with disappointment and sadness.
It was not a great scene. It was not a great moment. Instead, it was an embarrassment in the Oval Office. The Resolute desk was reduced.
“He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise in heart.” Proverbs 11:29