[Ads-l] Donald J. Trump Quotes from 2019-2020

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Tue Jun 16 13:25:09 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:49 PM Zone + ?  Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

>, I concede that Bill's point may be a valid one, that
> the Trumpisms and other wacky discourse of our times may be out of place in
> my book and may detract from its tone.

Mr. Shapiro and I disagree on everything else, so I will continue the trend.
Trumpisms (OED candidate?) can be divided into 2 categories:
1. ephemeral
2. histrorically significant, in that they lead to government actions, sizable public actions (e.g. hydroxyquinoline), etc.  These should be considered for the YBQ.

Sometimes it may take a while to decide the category for a given Trumpism.  For example, from the online Forward newspaper:

On Thursday June 11 Trumped tweeted "<snip> The protesters, agitators, anarchists (ANTIFA) [sic], and others, were handled VERY easily by the [National] Guard, D>C> Police, & S.S."

The correct abbreviation for the Secret Service is "USSS".  "S.S."  is the well-known abbreviation for the Nazi Schutzstaffel.  It is too early to tell if this usage by Trump will prove ephemeral or will lead to one more public scandal.

James Landau
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