“Low key” and “President Trump” are not typically phrases you see go together.
The man who infamous dubbed Jeb Bush as “Low Energy” always brings the energy himself.
So the announcement by Fox is somewhat perplexing.
It may be that President Trump is trying to set expectations low.
It may also be a total decoy.
Or it could be accurate.
Historically, althought President Trump’s SOTU’s have been entertaining, it is a different side of him than we see at MAGA Rallies.
It is more toned down, more reverent of the history of the Address.
That could be what he is referring to.
And that would be smart.
So many people say they wish President Trump would act more “Presidential” and I have always disagreed with that.
In fact, I wrote a whole article on it:
And I stand by that opinion in most cases, but I do think there is a time and place for a more reserved, more measured Address.
And that’s what we might see tonight.
Here's more, from the NY Daily News:
President Trump struck an unusually modest tone Tuesday when asked to describe his widely anticipated State of the Union address.
“Extraordinarily low key,” Trump said of the Tuesday night speech during a lunch at the White House with a group of news anchors.
Trump’s uncharacteristic self-minimization comes on the heels of calls from Senate Republicans for the president to stay clear of hot-button issues like impeachment and the Ukraine scandal in his address.
The Senate is virtually certain to acquit Trump of both articles of impeachment Wednesday afternoon, and Republicans worry he could unnecessarily inflame partisan tensions by pushing divisive topics in the address to the nation.
The only other part of Trump’s pre-State of the Union lunch that wasn’t off-the-record was a politically-heated jab at two of his most high-profile Democratic New York nemeses.
The president predicted Queens-Bronx Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will one day run for longtime New York Sen. Chuck Schumer’s seat.
And from Politico:
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is unlikely to smack congressional Democrats who voted to impeach him when he gives his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
“I’m not bitter,” Trump told several news anchors during a private lunch Tuesday afternoon, according to two people familiar with the discussion.
Despite delivering the prime-time address in the same room where House Democrats voted to impeach him on two articles — obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — less than two months ago, Trump said his tone Tuesday night would be “extraordinarily low-key.”
Instead of using the stately occasion to air his grievances — something Republican lawmakers privately expressed concern about leading up to State of the Union — Trump said he will wait to speak about impeachment until Wednesday, when he is expected to be acquitted by the Senate.
Meanwhile, Trump will use the annual address to contrast his economic policies and the current state of the U.S. economy with the costly policy proposals offered by Democratic presidential candidates. He told news anchors his speech would include a “modified” version of the anti-socialism shtick that’s become a staple of his 2020 campaign rallies.
At one point during, Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked the president how he will feel when he arrives on Capitol Hill to face Democrats — including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who will be seated just behind Trump on the elevated dais — who have spent the past several months accusing him of criminal behavior while in office.