I nodded along in deference with Ronald Reagan when he spoke from the Oval Office after the Challenger blew up. I cheered George H.W. Bush on when he spoke from the same office after the first Iraq war victory. I watched proudly as George W. Bush sat behind his dad's old desk and said we would be strong right after 9/11. They were Republicans, but it didn't matter. They showed presidential leadership, fortitude and confidence.
I was dumbfounded when Donald Trump began his Oval Office address