Fallacies in political speeches: Donald Trump announces he is running for president. Donald Trump’s one very distinct “ability” is making a vast amount of people react to what he says. Be it good or bad, this makes him gain more attention not only in the United States, but all over the world. At the end of the day, what really matters is if his statements have, in fact, any effect on people’s votes. So for those who are not yet sure about his sincerity, it only takes a not to deep analysis of his speeches to spot serious fallacies.
In my paper, I will analyse Donald Trump’s political activities before and after the election to get an objective viewpoint of America’s President. We’ll start off with the history of Trump, both personal and political, to see whether there was some sort of significant development over the years indicating a tendency towards ‘good or evil’. Next, we will take a look at what Donald Trump promised to do – the wall, lowering taxes and repealing Obamacare to name a few – and evaluate if he managed to keep his election pledges. This success rate is a major factor in definitively assessing Trump’s influence on America. Lastly, using three major topics, we’ll gage how the President handled new events in the country, regarding the measures he took to counteract threats and his public statements which indicate if things important to the public are also important to Trump.
Trump clapping in democrat direction only increased the hostility of the atmosphere and made many around the U.S realize that his immature measures would not stop anytime soon. Though yet another controversial speech, as Trump barraged immigration, securities, and many other civil liberties, I suffered no surprise from his SOTU. Generating attention, whether negative or positive, remains Trump’s quintessential strategy during speeches. I believe his speech did accomplish its goal, as though not many solid objectives emerged, his agenda received attention from almost a sixth of the
Donald Trump is a conservative billionaire running for president in the United States. According to CNN, most of the people who voted for Donald trump are the first time voters throughout 31 cities in the country. There were more than 150 people who showed up in droves to see Donald Trump, men and women overwhelmingly white because they are frustrated with the countries first black president, “Barack Obama”, fearful that they are being displaced by minority and immigrants and nostalgic for the way America used to be. Throughout the essay, I will mention why Donald trump shouldn’t become the president because of how he is stereotyping religions. In the incendiary statement, that comes within the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., Trump says, “Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension.
January 20th 2017 marked the day that president elect Donald Trump took his oath to office. Perhaps one of the most controversial electoral processes in the history of the United States’ presidency, the possible implications of Donald Trump’s leadership will most likely make this one for the history books. His speech seemed surprisingly reasonable, astonishingly efficient, and very impactful in comparison to what many were expecting from him, because of the negative and possible detrimental image he has created in the minds of many Americans. Regardless, Donald Trump delivered a strong, decisive speech using unifying diction, well directed symbolism and varied syntax. Trump’s primary goal was to identify himself more intricately with the
From the Whitewater Scandal to the Monica Lewinsky investigation, Clinton is probably as far from Machiavelli 's "Prince" as he could be. Even today numerous parodies have been created to play with the speculations and allegations made against Bill Clinton. From his famous in person character to his behind the scenes actions, he is known mostly for the wrong things. With a presidency starting in the early 90 's Bill Clinton was partially destined for
The president stated “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” (Roosevelt) He knew that when speaking to the crowd before him that playing to their ego was the most appropriate route, which proved to be true. In the social climate that they were in during this period it was the pest possible decision to ensure the desired outcome. Another reason that the argument was effective was due to the president being able to accentuate the lack of morals in our opponent. He was able to show the crowd how many different areas they had wronged, and pointed out that the U.S. had received a letter just one hour afterwards that had no hint of an attack within it. He stated “Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area.
According to Aaron Blake’s article on The Washington Post, “Trump seems to have been torn between respect for Obama and a desire to accuse him…” The article states that back in the early 2000s, Trump has shown his respect many times towards the former U.S. president, but has also made wild claims about him. In January, 2008, Trump said, “I certainly think he is a very capable guy and a great speaker.” But it wasn’t until after President Trump was inaugurated, that he made even more outrageous accusations. I saw a tweet on President Trump’s twitter, and he claims that Obama wire tapped his phone, and said that it was something similar to the Nixon Watergate scandal. Throughout the years, the new U.S. president has shown his strange way of respect towards Obama, leaving many confused of what he thinks of
President Trump used the power of pathos throughout his speech to appeal to the patriotic society of America, and relate to the average American. In turn, introducing the idea of “America first” led to him appealing to ethics (Ethos) by revisiting his accomplishments during his first year in office. Since the beginning of President Trump’s candidacy, he has introduced a newly found sense of patriotism. “If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can
Rationale: Personally, I find Donald Trump irrational and unsuitable to become the next American President. Accordingly, I have been having a trouble understanding the popularity and support he has. For this reason, I wanted to investigate on his speech, especially its linguistic features, in order to comprehend why and how people have faith in him. Hence, for the written task for Part 2 – Language and mass communication of the course, I have decided to write an article by a critic in reaction to Donald Trump’s announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States, which was delivered on the sixteenth of June, 2015. An article is appropriate for this task because it allows me to express my understanding and opinion.