Though the feeling wasn’t quite a strong, say, as Rosie O’Donnell’s bitter clinging to the image of Donald Trump being arrested seconds before taking the oath of office, many conservatives too have harbored a secret wish: that Trump would act more “presidential.”

Here’s a secret it doesn’t take Russian hackers to uncover: barring divine intervention, men don’t change overnight, and certainly not 70-year-old men. Trump speaks in hyperbole — the biggest, the best, the largest, the greatest, the classiest — and it will continue to fuel his fight with the media, who will fact-check every one of those claims now that they’re back on the clock.

Though it seemed a quiet day on the White House front, President Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, managed to ignite at least two media firestorms while millions of women in pussyhats marched outside and shared in a fantasy about blowing up the president’s residence. (Did that sound bite make the evening news?)

Wonder if this is the same Maggie Haberman who was described in the leaked Podesta emails as  a “friendly journalist” who never disappointed when it came time to “tee up stories” and like would “do the most shaping” for the Hillary campaign.

Make no mistake, the Women’s March was YUGE (but, judging by the speakers, hardly united for anything as much as against). However, the media was more concerned Saturday with Trump’s claim that his inauguration drew record crowds to D.C. That seems like another unforced error by Trump, and the media and pundits were happy to score on it.

It turns out that journalists can fact-check crowd sizes really quickly when it’s important.

Or, the press could just have its say today and move on to other matters next week.

Again, picking a fight over crowd size seems like an unforced error. Was the crowd at Trump’s inauguration the biggest ever? No way, unless you also count the anarchists running around setting fires and spray-painting walls and breaking shop windows. The Trump campaign’s former digital director did make a good point, though.

If relative crowd turnout were proof of a mandate, then the public could expect plenty of headlines next week about the nation’s overwhelming support for the pro-lifers banned from Saturday’s Women’s March.

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