Trump: People 'would be so bored' if I acted presidential

President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE on Saturday responded to criticism of his behavior as president, saying people would be bored if he were always presidential. 

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania for Republican House candidate Rick Saccone, Trump responded to a Wall Street Journal article that asked if he is a "good speaker."

"You know how easy it is to be presidential? But you would be so bored because I could stand up, right?" Trump said to applause. 


Trump then launched into an impression of a more formal politician, appearing stiffer and speaking somewhat nasally. 

"I'm very presidential. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for being here tonight. Rick will be a great, great congressman. He will help me very much. He's a fine man and Yong [Saccone] is a wonderful wife. I just want to tell you on behalf of the United States of America that we appreciate your service. We appreciate your service," Trump said in his more "presidential" voice.

"See, that's easy. That's much easier than doing what I have to do. But this is much more effective. If I came like a stiff, you guys wouldn't be here tonight."

Trump has frequently been criticized since he launched his 2016 campaign for his more casual style of speaking and for bluntly attacking his opponents in speeches and on Twitter.