They try to use it against him and cast him as stupid, but they’re missing the point.
The language Trump uses has once again come under scrutiny. His critics have used it to portray him as less eloquent and less educated than other Presidents.
What they don’t acknowledge is the fact that he’s a very effective communicator. They try to pass him off as crazy.
They like to tout Obama as an eloquent communicator just don’t bring up any of his stuttering gaffes, like that ‘okeydoke’ speech where he said ‘if’ eight times in a row, or those 57 States.
Most Politicians have a strong drive to be seen as an intellectual. After all, how would you be taken seriously by all the other stuffed shirts in Washington, unless you’re throwing around ten-dollar words?
Trump isn’t looking for that sort of admiration, he’s results-driven.
He’s all about Marketing, and one of the cardinal rules of Marketing is that you keep it simple.
‘By every metric and methodology tested, Donald Trump’s vocabulary and grammatical structure is significantly more simple, and less diverse, than any President since Herbert Hoover, when measuring ‘off-script’ words, that is, words far less likely to have been written in advance for the speaker,’ Factbase CEO Bill Frischling wrote.
‘The gap between Trump and the next closest president … is larger than any other gap using Flesch-Kincaid. Statistically speaking, there is a significant gap.’
Newsweek reports that further tests analyzing English-language difficulty levels found Trump averaged languished around mid-fourth grade – well below Truman who spoke at nearly a sixth-grade level.
Presidents Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter came top of the list speaking at an 11th-grade level.
President Barack Obama placed third with a confident ninth-grade level of communication. Source: DailyMail
See that? Carter and Obama are on the high end of the scale, while Trump and Dubya are aw-shucking their way to the low end of the scale.
As though this is a demonstration of intellect rather than stylistic choices.
Marketing and ad copy is intentionally written at lower reading levels. Why wouldn’t it be? A simple message is clear and easily understood.
‘Fragmented sentences are actually quite natural and common in everyday speech, regardless of what language a person is speaking or other factors like the geographical origin, social class, or educational background of the speaker,’ said Sclafani.
‘People take notice of Trump’s fragmented sentences because they are less common in formal public speeches, which are often first written and rehearsed or read from a teleprompter.’
‘When Trump speaks in public in a more conversational style, like in a victory speech or in a debate, he appears to many as a more relatable because he speaks in the way we all do in everyday life,’ she said.
They mock Trump because he favors simple words. Because he speaks with simple and direct ideas. Becuase he draws from a limited vocabulary.
You know what he shares those things in common with?
The single most influential book in the English Language — the KJV Bible.
Quoting from “Reading The Bible With The Founding Fathers” by Daniel L. Dreisbach,
…the King James Bible was a Book for the people, for the people of the middle level of language; a work by scholars but not chiefly for scholars, intended rather for the common use of the common people”
Sound familiar? It continues…
Two characteristics of the words favored in the King James Bible are noteworthy: the vocabulary is surprisingly limited, and the words are typically short.
Is he a ‘dummy’ to be following after the success of the single most influential book in the English language?
Liberal Elites can’t have it both ways. Which is it?
Should we assume he’s dumb because he speaks at a common level?
Or should we suspect that he deliberately made his speech accessible to his intended audience?
Does anyone else remember how Trump was mocked for having the ‘uneducated’ people flock to support Trump? How he was mocked for saying he loves the uneducated?
He wasn’t a self-aggrandizing stuffed shirt who talked over everyone’s head.
They want to portray him as dopey or nuts. It’s neither.
It’s marketing, and he’s damned good at it.
He knows which audience he’s speaking to, and he’s not going to insult them by speaking in an unrelatable way. They came out to his rallies, and they came out to vote.
And really, can you name another politician who would have the moxie to say ‘get that son-of-a-bitch off the field?
Ladies, tell everyone that you don’t like the emasculated, metro-sexual ‘feminists’ — you’d rather have a President with balls:
And gents, let everyone know that you want your President to be just as much of a man as you are:
Donald J. Trump is our 45th President. Why? Because Americans from all races and classes are sick of whining Republicans and corrupt Democrats. Finally, we have a President who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks even if it is not popular with the press. Trump is not a typical politician. Trump can’t be bought. He will back up what he says with action, no matter the cost. Finally. A president with balls!
Get yours today and trigger the leftists and the RINO NeverTrumpers.
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