What does the lying, hate-mongering fantasist say?
It has no relation to reality. I said Osama bin Laden is going to come and do damage to us. And nobody believed it. In The America We Deserve (2000) Drumpf’s chapter on terrorism warned that a weapon of mass destruction such as a “biobomb” might be carried in to an American city, and detonated. One day we’re told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama bin-Laden is public enemy number one, and U.S. jet fighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan…He escapes back under some rock, and a few news cycles later it’s on to a new enemy and new crisis. Bin Laden was one of the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives.
This is not speaking with intent to deceive so much as imperfect recollection, such as many people exhibit: bigging themselves up, so being less trustworthy, because they do not care about truth. And Mr. Trump uses rhetoric to erode people’s trust in facts, numbers, nuance, government and the news media, according to specialists in political rhetoric. “Nobody knows,” he likes to declare, where illegal immigrants are coming from or the rate of increase of health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act, even though government agencies collect and publish this information.
Pointing this out will not harm his ratings.
-Who’ll pay for the Wall?
shout his supporters. They are happy. They won’t listen to the naysayers, who show the same disdain for them as for Drumpf. He calls for torture- waterboarding isn’t enough- even if it does not work. The most striking hallmark was Mr. Trump’s constant repetition of divisive phrases, harsh words and violent imagery that American presidents rarely use…He has a particular habit of saying “you” and “we” as he inveighs against a dangerous “them” or unnamed other. He calls himself smart, and others dumb, and they love it. He boasts of his Ivy League degree and talks at the level of high school, in a relaxed, joky, winsome tone.
New York Times.
Time shows the five parts of a Drumpf speech. He starts by saying how great he is. He and his supporters are Winners, and America needs winners. Then the Issues- mainly immigration from Mexico: They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. Then the “bad guys”, Islamic State and the liberal media. Then he insults his opponents: These insults are a key part of Trump’s mojo, essential to the construction of the winners versus losers mentality, and also part of his appeal: supporters often say they like that he is plainspoken, and he will say what no one else will in the face of political correctness movement. Then he riles the crowd against any protestors.
How authoritarian is the US? How despairing are its voters, to be shilled by this man?