Charlie Sykes on Trump Getting Plaudits for Speech: ‘Almost a Battered Pundit Syndrome Going On’

MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes — who has been very outspoken about how fellow conservatives have dealt with and reacted to Donald Trump in the past year — said that Trump’s speech last night was a good one, but we’ve all gone through this “pivot” cycle before.

He said this afternoon that after Trump’s address to Congress, “Nothing actually changed. There is no policy. He is the same Donald Trump he was 24 hours previous.”

“There’s almost a battered pundit syndrome going on out there,” Sykes added, “where, you know, he comes home and he’s not abusive and he’s not drunk and so we’re just so incredibly grateful.”

Parts of Trump’s speech received praise from pundits who have not generally been fans of his.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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