For Trump, dogged by low poll numbers and the persistent Russia probe, the speech carries particular importance.
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No natural orator, President Donald Trump has nonetheless shown at times that he can deliver a powerful speech that effectively outlines his vision, strikes an emotional chord and moves commentators to declare that he, at last, looks presidential.Time and again, Trump has followed up a well-received, stuck-to-the-script address with moments of wild indiscipline, quickly losing any momentum in a controversy of his own making.For Trump, dogged by low poll numbers and the persistent Russia probe, the speech carries particular importance.On March 4, Trump typed out a series of tweets in which he accused former President Barack Obama of authorizing a wiretap of Trump Tower, an unsubstantiated claim that Trump punctuated with the assertion that his predecessor was a "bad (or sick) guy!" The resulting furor derailed any momentum Trump had gotten from the speech and put the West Wing back on the defensive.It's far from the only moment when Trump has squandered a brief era of good feelings.
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