A foreign reporter visiting the United States from Australia said she was stunned to see how much the American press edits Donald Trump’s public statements to make the president’s rambling and sometimes senseless statements appear coherent.


Writing in the Guardian, Lenore Taylor said that she has been a journalist for the last three decades and has seen her share of long and rambling press conferences with Australian prime ministers and world leaders. But she was not prepared for what she found while watching Donald Trump speak to the press this week about a wall being built along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Taylor said she was struck by how much the reports of Trump “necessarily edits and parses his words, to force it into sequential paragraphs or impose meaning where it is difficult to detect.”

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