Trump spent years in reality TV. Why doesn’t he have better stagecraft?

THE WASHINGTON POST OPINIONS President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with first ladies Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron, plant a tree Monday at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) This week, President Trump posed with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron for a photo op of the two men planting a tree from France’s Belleau Wood, the site of a World War I battle that claimed the lives of thousands of American soldiers. But, the optics were notably off.  The tree looked small and barren on the White House lawn. The president seemed uncomfortable wielding the ceremonial...

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