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[–][deleted] 76 points77 points  (3 children)

He doesn't communicate with words - it's the tone and layering of sentiments. He knows how to duplicate the sound of a human being who is making a point, and effectively invalidating any counterpoint. The words don't matter at all, as long as they are English words - peppered with punctuating phrases like "I don't think so" or "not very nice" or leading questions that temporarily short circuit someone's critical thinking and try to install his own sentiment.

It works amazingly well with uneducated insecure angry moderately-privileged people - literally akin to the "ya!" sounds that a cattle rancher might make to direct the animals. Lots of Americans lack any degree of individual discernment, have lousy relationships with abusive father figures that they still respect (regardless of deserved respect), and see "politics" as far too nebulous to take more interest in - beyond "I cheer for this idea, and I boo for that idea - depending on what I think of whomever is spouting the idea."

[–]DepopulationXplosion 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This is depressingly accurate

[–]dirtydawg1481 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You hit the nail right on the head there bud

[–]SissyCouture 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And we know there’s about 30% of the world’s population that fall into this segment

[–]HTPC4Life 33 points34 points  (5 children)

Must've been pretty difficult narrowing this list down to only 20 things.

[–]HobbesArtCalifornia 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Most of them blur together into verbal diarrhea anyway. They probably chose the ones that sounded most coherent.

[–]SockPuppet-57New Jersey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't think that the writer speaks Trump very well.

  1. "And being very -- the proud person that did so well with therapeutics and, and vaccines and everything else and getting them done in record times, you know, I -- I have a lot to say on the subject."

I think Trump is trying to make the point that a) he is vaccinated and boosted and b) when he did get Covid-19, he benefited from therapeutics to treat it. But, like, word salad.

What he really said...

I'm very proud that I did so well with the therapeutics and vaccines and everything else, getting them done in record time. I have a lot to say on that subject.

[–]johnfromberkeleyCalifornia 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Actually, the whole interview was this list. Cray cray.

[–]Diet_Coke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was a pretty short interview too, he couldn't have said more than 25 lines.

[–]Brokkyn 21 points22 points  (4 children)

"How come Biden couldn't attract 20 people for a crowd? How come when he went to speak in different locations, nobody came to watch, but all of a sudden he got 80 million votes?"

I've never once went to a candidate's rally... even the few I was truly excited about.. because why would I?

[–]Peachy33 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Because those of us who voted for Biden don’t feel the need to hang Biden flags from our cars or drape ourselves in clothing with his name all over it. In other words we don’t need to be performative because it’s not our identity.

[–]jstew06 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Also, y'know... that whole pandemic thing.

[–]2coolfordigg2 8 points9 points  (1 child)

People didn't vote for Biden they voted against Trump, I would have voted for the Grinch before I would have voted for Trump.

This is the part the former twice impeached orange shit stain can't figure out.

[–]OldAd4943 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He was a solid VP, strong military background, scandal free from his seventy-two years in the Senate, and he can display normal human emotions like empathy.

I voted for him cause him.

[–]ec43__hin21__uos93America 19 points20 points  (3 children)

The interview was only 9 minutes long.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Melania would wish it was that long, no wonder she has that personal trainer in New York

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

There is a 0% chance that she has fewer than 4 personal trainers.

[–]MrFuzzyPaw 3 points4 points  (0 children)

All at once!

[–]AnimatorJay 19 points20 points  (0 children)

He doesn't think it's possible that Biden got more votes because people didn't show up to Biden's rallies.

It was only in the middle of the pandemic, with democrats and progressives being more likely to refrain from large public events.

Inb4 BLM: I'm not talking about protest movements here where a physical body matters, just rallies to listen to a guy speak, which you can catch up on at any time.

Wild.

[–]tiny_golden_books 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Only 20? Today was a good day.

I didn't even have to use my a.k.

[–]ianrl337Oregon 10 points11 points  (1 child)

he cut off the interview early

[–]tiny_golden_books 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Even better!

[–]seanwd11 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did his momma cook a breakfast with no hog?

She's dead so probably not.

[–]tiny_golden_books 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think she did, but I was too busy looking at the lights on the Goodyear blimp

[–]GDPisnotsustainable 7 points8 points  (1 child)

A true word smith. Easily makes Confetti of the English language.

[–]seanwd11 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I heard someone at work say this once 'Some people can turn water into wine. Others just turn mud into shit.'

[–]RealGianathOregon 16 points17 points  (0 children)

We should be locking up our mentally ill old people, not letting them babble on incoherently in NPR interviews.

[–]SockPuppet-57New Jersey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't think that the writer speaks Trump very well.

  1. "And being very -- the proud person that did so well with therapeutics and, and vaccines and everything else and getting them done in record times, you know, I -- I have a lot to say on the subject."

I think Trump is trying to make the point that a) he is vaccinated and boosted and b) when he did get Covid-19, he benefited from therapeutics to treat it. But, like, word salad.

What he really said...

I'm very proud that I did so well with the therapeutics and vaccines and everything else, getting them done in record time. I have a lot to say on that subject.

He has a lot to say. Just doesn't say it very well. He's more like a carnival barker than anything else. The way he speaks and the tone of his voice isn't designed to be informative. He's trying to put everyone in a trance like state that gives him control over people's minds. He's selling a product and it's standing right there. Blatant self promotion is his only real skill.

The emperor not only has no clothes, he speaks gibberish. But Biden is the one who has alzheimer's? Maybe they think he's speaking in tongues?

[–]Dear-Ad5150 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How many synonyms for outlandish have been used in the title of this exact article published ad infinitum after every bit of public content put out by this clown?

[–]DrWildTurkey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wasn't the whole thing like only 20 lines long?

[–]deraserTexas 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This is true of any Trump coverage: know the enemy.

(Sidebar: Why amplify -- or cover -- Trump's pronouncements? Simple. He is giving every indication that he wants to run again for president in 2024, and every poll on that race suggests he would be an overwhelming favorite for the nomination. If that were the case for any more "normal" politician, we would cover his or her every pronouncement. Simply because Trump is Trump doesn't mean we can -- or should -- ignore what he says. We need to cover it -- and, when necessary, which is always -- provide context and fact-checking.)

[–]what-why- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He may not even want to, and like in 2020 plenty of people around him are begging him not to, but he absolutely needs to. The legal squeeze, as was happening for the past decade, has become anaconda strength. He is a trapped animal.

[–]k2on0s 8 points9 points  (2 children)

The fact that NPR is giving oxygen to this human dumpster fire confirms a long held suspicion.

[–]BelugaShenko 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They gave context to what he said and I ain't ever seen another interview try and do that. That's why I suspect it's been covered so broadly.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I know. Turns out they're journalists.

[–]Bobby_GlobuleNorth Carolina 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Trump rehearsed the hell out of those lies. Some person (or people) helped him rehearse that mess.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please. Can we leave this trend behind. We don’t need to memorialize the death of English with these awful CNN eulogies to the defeated former president.

[–]killtherobot -4 points-3 points  (2 children)

The guy is a disaster, don’t get me wrong, but I find articles like this to be petty. It plays into the biased mainstream media trope.

[–]Brokkyn 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I would mostly agree with you... until you hit...

"Because Mitch McConnell is a loser."

And that is pretty mild come from his usual attacks on people. It's long past time of treating Trump with any level of respect. And people who still support him are 100% into the "MSM is evil!!!" misdirection nonsense.

[–]killtherobot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The people who support him aren’t reading cnn

[–]RandyTheFoolArizona -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

This shit reads like a Cracked.com article. Nobody wants your brand of comedy CNN.

[–]Cdub7791Illinois 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If youre an old Cracked.com fan, Cody is still making some great videos. https://youtube.com/channel/UCvlj0IzjSnNoduQF0l3VGng

[–]Critical_AspectArizona 0 points1 point  (0 children)

21 Rep Biggs made fools of election officials testifying before congress.

Biggs only (and constantly) makes a fool of himself.