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Thu Jun 21, 2018, 11:23 PM

Anyone else notice something in many Trump speeches?

Many segments of Trump speeches sound familiarly "patriotic" especially to his base. I believe there's a simple trick he's using, drumming up images of something all US public and private schools meted out every morning:

Trump's speeches often follow the same meter, inflections and tone...

of the pledge of allegiance.

Anyone else notice this? Or is my imagination working overtime?

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Reply Anyone else notice something in many Trump speeches? (Original post)
lambchopp59 Jun 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2018 #1
ailsagirl Nov 2018 #9
TalenaGor Jun 2018 #2
SonofDonald Jun 2018 #3
lunasun Jun 2018 #4
fierywoman Jun 2018 #5
Separation Sep 2018 #8
William Seger Jul 2018 #6
Crutchez_CuiBono Aug 2018 #7

Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 11:24 PM

1. No, he's not clever enough to have thought of something like that.

He has a fifth-grade vocabulary, so it figures that the general rhythm would be similar to the pledge, which uses mostly one- or two-syllable words.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:01 PM

9. I tend to agree with The Velveteen Ocelot

Really, her argument is pretty much irrefutable

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 11:25 PM

2. well I think it was spoken like that because it was meant to be spoken by children

So it's very simple and rhythmic so it's easy to remember lol

So yes I suppose that exactly how he speaks like a simple child

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 11:28 PM

3. He doesn't know the words to our national anthem

So I doubt he knows the words to the pledge of allegiance, or its cadence.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 11:47 PM

4. He's like a carnival barker persuading suckers to get riled up

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 11:49 PM

5. Isn't there a study of Hitler's speech cadence/rhythm along these lines? It noted

phrases uttered at a particular metronome marking (a bit on the slow side.)

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 10:20 PM

8. He sure as hell

Has the hand movements down.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 04:50 PM

6. Trumpnosis

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 11:01 PM

7. Bah!

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