How Donald Trump Answers A Question


But isn’t it un-American and wrong to discriminate against people based on their religion? But, Jimmy, the problem Uh, I mean, look, I’m for it… But, look… We have people coming into our country that are looking to do tremendous harm. You look at the two- Look at Paris. Look at what happened in Paris. I mean, these people, they did not come from Sweden Okay? Look at what happened in Paris. Look at what happened last week in California, with…with, you know, fourteen people dead. Other people going to die, they’re so badly injured. We have a real problem. There’s a tremendous hatred out there. And what I wanna do is find out what- you know, you can’t solve a problem until you find out what’s the root cause. And I wanna find out what is the problem what’s going on. And, it’s temporary I’ve had so many people call me and say thank you. Now, if you remember, when I did that a week ago it was like bedlam All of a sudden — and you watch last night and you see people talking. They say, “Well, Trump has a point. We have to get down to the problem.” The people that are friends of mine that called, they said, “Donald, you’ve done us a tremendous service, because we do have a problem and we have to find out what is the — -and we have to find out what is the–
-those might have been prank calls -those may have been prank calls
-No, no One of the things I find fascinating about Donald Trump is the way he uses language differently than other candidates for political office, especially president of the United States Whereas his opponents and the political class in general seem hyper-aware that their words would be picked apart and used against them Trump willfully disregards this fact. As a lifelong salesman, he has a huckster’s knack for selling a feeling even if the ideas and facts that underscore it are spurious, racist or just plain incomprehensible so I thought it would be illuminating to look at a Trump answer to a simple question In this case Jimmy Kimmel asking Trump whether or not it’s wrong to discriminate against people based on their religion referring to Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States This 220 word, exactly 1 minute answer displays I think, a range of the things that Trump uses all the time in his speech The first thing to know is how simple this language is Of the 220 words, 172, or 78%, are only one syllable and often they come in a rhythmic series like a volley of jabs ending with one of his buzz words we have to get down to the problem 39 words, or 17%, are two syllables long only 4 words have 3 syllables, 3 of which are the word tremendous, tremendous, tremendous and just two words are 4 syllables long California, which he’s forced to use because it has less syllables than San Bernardino and temporary, which he swallows and it’s temporary, I’ve had so many people this breakdown fits with the study done by the Boston Globe that put all 2016 presidential candidates’ announcement speeches through the Flesch-Kincaid readability test to determine their respective grade level rankings Donald Trump’s speech came out at the 4th grade reading level Now for reference, Ben Carson came out at 6th grade Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush were speaking at an 8th grade reading level and Bernie Sanders was a way up in high school, a sophomore, to be exact Now this isn’t only down to word or syllable choice it’s about sentence construction, too Trump favors simple sentences like we have a real problem
there is a tremendous hatred out there Rarely does he use complex sentences or independent clauses He also favors the second person a lot of the time, addressing listeners directly with commands Look at Paris
Look at what happened in Paris
Look at what happened in Paris
Look at what happened last week in California Or implicating us in what he’s saying as if we’ve already agreed and you watch last night, and you see people talking He’s really good at this, at framing negative response as an over-reaction that was subsequently realized as such if you remember, when I did that a week ago it was like bedlam. All of a sudden – and you watch last, and you see people talking. They said, “Well Trump has a point. We have to get down to the problem.” Maybe the most important technique Trump utilizes and he does this more than anyone I’ve ever heard is ending his sentences with strong punchy words. A lot of times he’ll rearrange the beginning of a sentence awkwardly, so that he can end strong. For example, here, it would probably be more natural to say you can’t solve a problem until you find out what the root cause is but he brings the is forward to end on root cause he does the same here and it looks like he was going to about the same in the end before Kimmel cuts him off these final words are crucial for Trump They’re pointed and taken together sketch the theme of the entire answer harm, dead, die, badly injured, problem, root cause thank you, bedlam, point, problem, service, problem In some sense, it’s these words that audiences remember especially when the rest of the speech is incoherent Like the best salesman, Trump keeps it simple, he repeats a lot we have a real problem, what is the problem we do have a problem, we have to get down to the problem and he uses his favorite words over and over tremendous, tremendous, tremendous service and he always seems to have friends who are part of the group that he’s currently insulting calling him up and thanking him for the privilege many of them called me they said you know Donald, you’re right, we have a problem and look, there is a problem Donald Trump knows when to sound incredulous, or forceful He has good comedic instinct, you can even call him witty but you can’t call him smart or well informed the best salesman could sell you a TV without knowing anything about it because the TV isn’t what matters. What matters, is you. And if you are an American citizen who, for years has listened to politicians sound sophisticated while accomplishing nothing you might just be primed for something that is everything they are not. But the next time you feel like Donald Trump has a point do yourself a favor and look at his words. Hey everybody, thanks for watching. I want to point you in the direction of my friends over at Wisecrack who do some awesome work, some awesome video essays. If you like my stuff, you’re definitely going to like what they do. They talk about books, movies, and my personal favorite is definitely 8-Bit Philosophy, which is like philosophy explained with Nintendo graphics. So well done. I wish I had thought of that. Anyway, go over there, click there, subscribe, watch a video. If you guys want to help me out, as always, you can click right here, pledge a dollar or three dollars or five dollars to my channel. Help me start 2016 right. We’re going to do some awesome stuff in the next year. I can’t wait to see you guys next Wednesday for the next video and I will see you… Well, I just said I’ll see you next Wednesday, so bye!

100 Replies to “How Donald Trump Answers A Question

  1. It's hella sad when I would want racist ass Dubya Bush back in office lol
    This fool Trump is a hateful white DEVIL and I will never claim him as my president smh
    This is AmeriKKKa

  2. Fuck Trump, The worst president of United-States.
    Incitement to violence and hatred. Trump 2020, no way !

  3. The title would more accurately be, "How Donald Trump escapes a trap from an interviewer, and keeps the upper hand".

  4. He's a puppet. Y'all really that stupid to believ that they are that dumb to let decisions on him? Haha stupid people

  5. Trump appealls to ordinary folk who think and speak of common ev day and complex problems in simple terms.. Sophisticated elites, with disgust for Trump, interpret this as low mentality, because they want to. Has nothing to do with intellect. Those in any job may be, basically just as intellig. Take it from a smart man: "Genius comes from the ranks."……..Napoleon B.

  6. DJ Trump sued by Dept. of Justice for racial discrimination in fair housing, 1973, under Nixon for fucks sake.

    Trump "orders blacks off the floor when he's here", 1981, Kip Brown, Trump Castle.

    Calls Japanese "slants" during commencement speech, 1988, Lehigh University.

    "Bring back the death penalty" regarding the Central Park 5 – black men that served 14 years in prison because they were in the park at the time, later proven innocent with DNA evidence – 1989, Trump claims theyre guilty anyway, 2016

    "Black guys counting my money? I hate it…laziness is a trait in blacks, it really is, i believe that. It's not anything they can control." 1991. Trump says to playboy "that's probably true" 1997.

    Trump Plaza pays $200,000 fine for accomodating racist guest request to remove blacks and women during his stay, approved by Trump himself. 1992

    In congressional hearing Trump says "they dont look like indians to me" in protest to casino ownership laws. 1993

    Trump paid for attack ads against St Regis Mohawk tribe calling them "criminals and rapists", 2000

    Fires Kevin Allen on the Apprentice for being "over-educated", later admits "he's black…" 2004

    Trump PUBLICLY proposes blacks versus whites on the Apprentice, 2005

    Late Show with Letterman, when asked "do you hate Muslims?" Trump replied "well someone is blowing us up", 2010

    Now, the presidential bid.

    In speech launching.his campaign says Mexicans are "theives and rapists…bringing drugs and crime", 2015

    Called for Muslim travel ban, 2015

    "Do muslims hate the US?" Trump: "yes, alot of them do" 2016 republican debate

    Claims judge Curiel should recuse himself in criminal case against Trump university "because he's a Mexican", 2016

    Posts and quickly deletes an image of Hillary Clinton with a pile of money and star of David saying "most corrupt ever", 2016

    To black voters: "You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your you are unemployed”, the actual number of unemployed blacks was 17% at the time, 2016

    Says "there are some very fine people" of white supremacist groups, 2016

    Passes Muslim travel ban, 2017

    People of Haiti "all have AIDS", 2017

    "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” referring to Haiti, African countries, adding we want people from countries like Norway. 2017

    Claims that 4 members of congress, 3 of whom are American born, "go back" to the "catastrophe" countries they came from….uh…America, you mean? 2019

    This is just some of the shit he's said in public. Who still thinks he's not a racist moron? Change my mind.

  7. Statistically,it is far more likely that you will be killed by a falling cow,than be killed by religious extremists.

  8. Tremendous amount of knowledge based on the problem ? The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance it is the illusion of knowledge

  9. Don't worry. We do 'look' at his words. And also his actions. Be cause by your actions you will be judged. The table doesn't lie.

    It's the others using g fancy words without any clever moves that led to our current political climate. And people who read scripts. Or who cant answer a simple question.

  10. This is funny using his own tactics, but in the end you cant say he isnt smart. You dont end up making that ammount of money being an idiot. Just trying to push another agenda

  11. What has he said thqt was so racist?
    Muslim is not a race; Islam is not a race; Immigrant is not a race; Haitian and Mexican are nationalities…..

    The guy barely mentions race at all. That is what the far-leftists say and I'm done with this nonsense. He never judged hispanics based on their race like me…..c'mon guys. Facts don't care about feelings.

  12. He speaks to us in plain simple English not like a carrier Politition who spins and then needs someone afterwords to tell us what he said. Because they don't plan on doing what they say their going to do if elected. They hate Trump because He is doing what he said and he's doing what they run on every election.Were gonna build a wall were gonna fix immigration were gonna make Jerusalem the Capitol of Israel same thing over and over. HE IS DOING IT. WHAT WILL THEY RUN ON IF HE FIXES EVERYTHING_That's why they hate him.When he's finished that's it. They plan on being in politics till they die. Lot's of pork to steal. Trump doesn't need that pork.

  13. he is a true example of the problem of business and psychological manipulation to take people's money. its advertisement. Bernie Sanders had a point about wall street.

  14. confidence is almost always more effective than competence. people are easily fooled. blatant stupidity is almost the same as blatant confidence because it is a lack of self awareness and ability to self evaluate. not questioning oneself can fool people into thinking that this person must be right, if he is so sure! but anyone that is 100% certain of themselves without any doubt is always wrong and dangerous.

  15. This is all very nice and well, however you fail to see the impact of such statements and Trump's genius behind them.
    The public do not like to be lectured to by some professorial POS, such as Obama, nor maternaly castrated by Hillary(nurse Ratchet) Clinton.
    Trump talks the way people think.
    And the statement "America will never be a socialist country " might make you and your kind shit your diapers , but we the American people like that statement quite well, thank you.

  16. Let's say you ran a country, a Christian terrorist group is constantly attacking you. How do you know that every Christian that enters your country isn't a terrorist? Would you ban them? I would. It is no different for Muslims.

  17. The next time you think President Trump has a point, do yourself a favor and research what he is talking about because 9 times out of ten you will realize he actually does have a point and it's worth thinking on. Also, if you are really smart in the public arena you will use language that the lowest common denominator of people can understand. The ones with all the big words are either trying to lie or impress you with their sophisticated wording.

  18. THEY SPEAK OF HILLARY'S SCANDALS, WELL TRUMP HAS IT FLOWING HIGHER THEN THE SKY. WITH LIES, RACISM, AND BROKEN PROMISES. AND HIDING TAXES AND SCANDAL FOR TOUCHING WOMEN AND UNDER AGE GIRLS, ON TOP OF BEING A DRAFT DODGER. THAT PREACHES NOTHING BUT HATE TOWARD MINORITIES. WHO WOULD BE STUPID TO GIVE HIM YOUR VOTES FOR 2020 BECAUSE THAT'S ALL HE IS INTERESTED IN, DIFFENTLY NOT YOU.

  19. If you're not a patriot? If you don't stand for the flag? If you do not respect our military and what they do? And if you do not support this man for all of these things and what he does for the American people? Then you can kiss my All American red white and blue patriotic ass.

  20. Yup…we have a problem. It's a tremendous problem. You can ask anyone you meet, and they'll tell you, there's a problem…

  21. AN INSULT TO LOGIC, VIRTUE, PROGRESS & HUMANITY AS A WHOLE — SELLING OUT USA TO LINE HIS POCKETS. NEVER PAID TAXES. CHEATS WORKERS. CELEBRATES DICTATORS.

  22. and he still kicks ass.' that's one syllable words'. simple. analyze it. learn something. but your candidates still suck.

  23. it wasn't a muslim ban…if it was the two nations with the largest muslim populations would have been on the list and they aren't. Indonesia and India have the largest muslim population – also it was an extended vetting period – not a ban. Facts are so inconvenient for the left and idiotic talking heads like this buffoon who the left pretends didn't get his start parading bouncing women in bikinis as sex objects and going in black face as magic johnson. such hypocricy – but orange man = bad!

  24. After being in a marriage with a Narcissist for 20+ Years, ….. I can tell you, he’s just another, narcissistic control addict, in need of manipulation in place of communication.

  25. Donald has never been..more afraid…than at this time and place..poor Lil excuses and lying…can only…work for some of the people…some of the time…it's going to blow up…in his face…

  26. This information is relevant mid-2019 too. Trump promised he had a better and cheaper heath care plan (back in 2015-2016), but he was lying. Now, for 2020, he is promising if re-elected, he will divulge his better and cheaper health care plan. Sure, sure, sure.

  27. First of all, Trump never said he wants to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, he said he wants to Ban people from 7 specific Muslim countries, so stop your filthy Liberal Lies….

  28. Best words are simple words, ones that are commonly used.
    Language is there to transfer data from person A to person B.
    Using complicated words (which do not add any new meaning to the context) is for fools who just want to show-off how "smart" they are.

  29. Yes! President is right like always! TREMENDOUS: extremely good or impressive; excellent.
    "the crew did a tremendous job"
    synonyms: excellent, wonderful, marvelous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstanding; very great in amount, scale, or intensity.
    "Penny put in a tremendous amount of time"
    More 👍👍synonyms: very great, huge, enormous, immense, colossal, massive, prodigious, stupendous, monumental, mammoth, vast, gigantic, giant, mighty, epic, monstrous, titanic, cosmic, towering, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian; I LOVE OUR PRESIDENT ❤️💕😍🌹

  30. Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
    More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
    We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
    Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
    Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
    New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
    Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
    African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
    Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
    Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
    Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
    Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
    Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.
    Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
    Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
    The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
    95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—the highest ever.
    Retail sales surged last month, up another 6 percent over last year.
    Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
    As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
    Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
    Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
    Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
    Record number of regulations eliminated.
    Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
    Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
    My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
    Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.
    We reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
    Signed Right-To-Try legislation.
    Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
    We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent during my first year in office.
    Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
    Increased our coal exports by 60 percent; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
    United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
    Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
    Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
    Secured record $700 billion in military funding; $716 billion next year.
    NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016.
    Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the Armed Forces.
    Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
    Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
    Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
    Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
    Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
    Issued Executive Order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
    Concluded a historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada are underway as we speak.
    Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
    Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect our national security.
    Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
    Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion this year.
    Improved vetting and screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
    We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME.

  31. Trump actually asked for Russia to find stuff on Russia you moron!. You are putting out rolls and rolls of toilet paper!

  32. So many tell him he's doing a great job ?? This is pure BS !! AND ONLY IN HIS MIND !! WE KNOW HE'S A MORAN AT BEST !!

  33. i couldnt believe in the reading level study because ben carson is a very smart and respected neurosurgeon and apparently he has a 6th grade reading level. whatever

  34. His low grade level of speech (and intelligence,) is why he has so many supporters. The AVERAGE IQ is 100. That means 1/2 the population is of lower than average intelligence. These people are uncomfortable with intelligent people, because they simply can not keep up with them. Intelligent people talk about complex issues and provide complex answers, which the low IQ people simply can not follow. Because trump is an idiot, he talks like an idiot at an idiot's level. That means the low intelligence people can understand him and at the same time, are too stupid to realize, that putting this idiot in office, they are going to get results that are less than desirable. Most of trumps supporters are people who believe he can be easily manipulated, or are too stupid to know better. Just look up some of the videos about things that trump supporters say. His supporters from among the common people, are mostly idiots who believe some of the most ridiculous things. Trump got the support of most of the idiots in this country, which means he got about 40% to 45%, just because he's an idiot and other idiots like him. One of the things I would like to see, as prerequisite for running for a political office, is a minimum intelligence requirement, along with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and disqualifications based on personality disorders that affect a person's judgement (such as narcissism,) or render a person unable to relate to others or act in a moral fashion (which include psychopathy and sociopathy.) With those limits, we would not get another trump and probably not another nixon. These should apply to all of the law making and law enforcing branches, not just the presidency. This evaluation should also limit people who are unduly influence by religious beliefs, as this is a secular nation and religion should not be allowed to influence it's laws and policies, beyond simply allowing people to practice their religions, so long as it's not harmful.

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