Rhetorical Analysis Of Donald Trump's Speech

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As Barack Obama’s term is coming to an end, people are coming out and announcing their presidential bid. Each new candidate gives a speech when they announce their bid. One candidate in particular whose speech stood out among the others is Donald Trump. Donald Trump’s presidential bid speech gave Americans a change of view on Donald Trump and made an immense impact on the political world. On June 16, 2015 Donald Trump gave a speech in New York City, where he announced his bid for presidency. Trump opened his speech by using pathos and saying that “Our country is in serious trouble” (Donald Trump). This opening line is effective, because Americans want the best for their country. Hearing that the country is in trouble engages them to listen to what Trump will say. He continues on to say how China, Japan, and Mexico “beat us all the time” (Donald Trump). This is also using pathos, because he is getting people upset about the fact that America is not winning. Trump is telling people how poorly we are doing in comparison to these three other countries that we should be superior to.…show more content…
This topic is heavily debated on, so it is fitting that he uses logos when discussing how “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. . .They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us” (Donald Trump). This statement is an effective use of logos, because Trump makes it seem like it is an obvious fact that people coming over from Mexico are bad. He even uses pathos by saying the problems these people have are being brought into America. This is effective considering most candidates had not brought up the topic of immigration at the time. Trump is one of the first to hit upon the topic in such detail. This makes him stand out as a candidate: Donald Trump tells people exactly what he thinks, without any fluff, unlike other
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