Donald Trump talks about shooting people, uses violent rhetoric in his speeches, said he wanted to punch someone and even referenced bringing back waterboarding. That’s what makes his comments this week about former Mexican President Vicente Fox so bizarre. Friday night, Bill Maher called BS on Trump for wagging his finger at Fox for using the F-word.
Fox said this week in an interview, “I’m not going to pay for that f***ing wall.” Trump responded with a “shame on you” kind of statement. But Bill Maher calls BS saying that faux “Christian” drops so many F-bombs, Jesus himself is giving Trump the side-eye. “Talk about the pot calling the kettle orange,” Maher said.
Sure, Dick Cheney once told a senator to go f*ck himself. And Joe Biden called Obamacare a big f*ckin’ deal, but those comments were off-mic, not intended for public consumption. But when Andrew Dice Trump speaks, he doesn’t even try to clean it up.
“Donald Trump must admit that, of all his reversals, hypocrisies, and 180s, his condemnation this week of Vicente Fox for using foul language is the most ridiculous of all,” Maher proclaimed.
So what would Donald Trump’s presidency look like? Maher stood before a podium clad in Trump’s signature red tie with Vice President Angelica Houston behind him and gave a Trump-style speech.
“The state of our union is f*cking awesome,” Maher began. “Now thanks to the programs we put in place, inflation has been kicked in the t**nt, we are job-creating like a motherf*cker, and our deficit is shrinking like a c*ck on a cold morning.”
One thing is certain: when it comes to Donald Trump, language and vocabulary isn’t his forte. Donald Trump loves the “poorly educated” and as the Boston Globe reported, Trump’s speeches are written at about a fourth-grade reading level.
The Republican candidates — like Trump — who are speaking at a level easily understood by people at the lower end of the education spectrum are outperforming their highfalutin opponents in the polls. Simpler language resonates with a broader swath of voters in an era of 140-character Twitter tweets and 10-second television sound bites, say specialists on political speech.
I suppose there’s no accounting for taste either.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqFGZOUhO1M]
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