It may finally make sense: Trump broke every political rule and crossed every uncrossable line just so that we would all expect the worst and be pleasantly surprised when he formed a coherent sentence or said something that was the least bit sensitive.

During Trump’s AIPAC speech on Monday, he cast aside his usual off-the-cuff style of speaking in favor of a written down teleprompter speech for maybe the first time ever. And pundits everywhere freaked out.

During a CNN discussion with Clay Aiken, of all people, pundit Brooke Baldwin exclaimed, “But tonight, hang on a second, this is big news, that he has a teleprompter!”

Baldwin was clearly exaggerating a bit, but it is ridiculous that this is newsworthy at all. Next thing you know, we’ll be hearing that Trump actually ate his meals with a fork and knife instead of his usual style of throwing spaghetti at his face and chewing whatever makes it in his gaping maw.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at