Trump surpasses expectations in address to Congress

Al Louden

Wake Forest’s Allan Louden, an expert in political communication, presidential rhetoric and argumentation theory, is available for comment on Donald Trump’s speech to Congress last night.

“Those who came to witness the self-inflicted demise of the Trump Presidency came to the wrong place,” says Louden.

“Gone was the pettiness of campaign past, gone was the inaugural’s 'take no prisoners' tenor, gone was the strident chiding of post-election campaign rallies.” Al Louden, department chair and professor of communication

“In measured tones (at least by Trump expectations) the speech was more about delivering promised actions, putting listeners well-being front and center, and returning to a sanity always pined for in any political time,” he said. “Many will argue with specifics but that risks missing the potentially seismic political shift Trump’s address invites.”

Louden is available for interviews today.

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Allan Louden

Department Chair and Professor of Communication

Louden is an expert in political communication, presidential rhetoric and argumentation theory.

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