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.
Both “Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life” by David Brooks and “The Art Of the Comeback: Donald Trump’ Debate W Propels Him Toward White House” by Matthew Boyle highlight the very intense presidential debates going on and illustrate how divided this country is. This election season has been one like no other so far with Donald Trump surprisingly winning the republican nominee even though he lacks much needed experience; versus Hillary Clinton whom most people expected to be the Democratic nominee and also has previous experience as the secretary of state. Both of these sources contain great favoritism and also contain a different purpose. This can be shown by the way that they describe the debate and how it reflects the media’s biased role by constantly presenting propaganda. Both of these articles are clearly biased and should not be used to decide on who to vote for; this is shown through their uses of rhetorical strategies such as tone, diction and audience.
In his article “Only Trump Can Trump Trump” (2016), Thomas L. Friedman argues that Donald Trump is the only one who can “trump Trump” or ruin himself. Friedman supports his position by providing evidence on the mishaps of the G.O.P and using his personal experience as credible evidence; he also utilises data that he words into a sarcastic and incendiary tone which provokes anger and irritation towards Trump and the G.O.P from his readers. Friedman wishes to influence his audience to dislike Trump and see the G.O.P as people who are infantile, hypocritical and compulsive by his flagrant diction and his excessive usage of tone; his dislike of the Republicans’ ideas and actions is made clear through his incredibly critical and sarcastic tone, he continuously devalues
An American society sick and tired of political correctness, the vilification of manliness, countless degradations of the American culture and an insulting replacement of American values with foreign practices have catapulted Trump into the stratosphere. His strategy is simple. He has cast aside the careful and politically correct considerations of past and present candidates while attacking liberal agendas with accuracy and zest. The level of desperation for a candidate who is willing to face down the bias of media reporting, vicious attacks from the left and the failed promises of a party that is supposed to represent the conservative ideals of the majority, is both frightening and loud. Regrettably, the GOP has now joined the chorus of leftist assaults on
Nicholas Kristof’s “3 Peerless Republicans for President: Trump, Carson and Fiorina”, deems the leading candidates from the Grand Old Party unfit for presidency, and the public’s fixation with them a temporary affair. Multiple previous controversies being detailed, and the use notably bleak statistics help undermine the contenders while urging voters to look elsewhere. Kristof utilizes harsh diction with a simple, yet critical tone to denounce the trio, and further his own
As American voters have to make the important decision of who to vote for on November 8th, it is imperative for voters to become informed on the candidates, in both facts of policy and opinion, and of their respective personalities. Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer takes advantage of this time of discovery and trial with the candidates, in his weekly columns to The Washington Post, where he both appeals to logos and utilizes allusions to expand on his political arguments. Krauthammer appeals to logos throughout his articles to enhance his writing and to deliver further credibility to his argument. In his article, “The Coming Trainwreck,” Krauthammer presents the statistic that only “25 percent of Americans feel we’re on the right
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.
The authors of the text also look at the interaction between race, region, and movement when looking at the evolution of American politics. As party elites and political activists have found a wider partisan divide in issues, the ordinary American still harbors the same general outlook on social and political issues as in the past. Despite or rather in spite of this, Americans are showing an increased lack of confidence in their government and elected officials. This lack of confidence over career politicians has fueled actions such as the election of Donald Trump who campaigned as a successful businessman apart from the ordinary politics of
President Donald Trump. Even to those who had voted for Trump this election, I doubt you ever expected to hear those words four years ago. Now added to the great list of men that lead this beautiful, that slots among Honest Abe, The American Cincinnatus, Old Hickory, and Father of the Constitution, is The Tumpster. Dana Milbank's mocking article “In which Trump discovers some guy named Frederick Douglass” Donald Trump is contrasted to the expectation of how leaders perform and act by the juxtaposition of the expectation, the allusion of similar incidents, and the situational irony of the thirteen days that he has been in office.
Body I) Donald Trump grew up in a middle class home not having more or less from anybody else. Now he is worth billions of dollars. A) In June Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president in the 2016 election. 1) Donald Trump should not become president for one his negative comments towards other races, especially on the Latino community.(Pathos) a) In the Huffington Post Carolina Moreno talked about Donald trump and his Anti –Latino remarks that cost him several business partners since his June campaign. b) In one of Trump’s speeches he began it by comparing Mexican immigrants to “rapists” and “killers”.
So the time has finally come that America has chosen its newest president. And they did so mainly with the "it's one or the other mindset" if anything, really. Since Donald. J. Trump has become the President Elect, no-one has really been happy. Obviously, liberals aren't all that pleased with a man who opposes almost everything they vie for, but even conservatives are having second thoughts, or at the very least, hoping he doesn't really take most of the things that he said literally.
Immigration is already a top issue in the 2016 presidential race, as it was in the previous election cycles. In 2012, harsh rhetoric dramatically affected the Republican Party’s appeal with Hispanic and Asian voters. In a result, the Republican lost over seventy percent of that vote in the presidential race. Looking toward the 2016 election, Trumph’s immigration rhetoric leaves Latino Population feeling disenfranchised. Of course, Trump is not the only Republican candidate who has been spouting anti-immigrant rhetoric, but he has been one of the most vocal and vitriolic.
Citizens often feel their votes do not matter if they do not live in crucial swing-states, as their electoral votes are predestined for one party or the other. In states that do not punish faithless electors, residents may also fear that public opinion will not impact the way electors cast their ballots. Finally, as four Presidents lacked majority support but still took office it is not surprising that American’s have lost faith in the Electoral college system. Media outlets continue to voice this opinion despite fluctuating support over the last three generations. However, when the majority vote can not even sway a Presidential election it is difficult to predict how majority support will incite change in a system that is already disenfranchising
Trump’s immigration plan proposes reforms that “[put] the needs of working people first,” and brings us in line with the rest of the world in putting the needs of our own nation above the needs of other nations (Trump). However, the popular opinion on immigration isn’t always factually correct in its assertions. Since Trump’s immigration reform is based on and shaped towards public opinion, his reform is then, by extension, not always correct. Since Trump is currently a front-runner in the presidential elections, voters need to be aware of the truth of the matter to make an informed decision.