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Trump and Obama: Soundbite Politicians

Posted by Steve Markowitz on December 7, 2015

Politicians often use rhetoric to promote pet themes.  Some have also taken to using soundbites for a society that often has an attention span short of 144 characters.  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have taken this soundbite approach.

In the video clip below, President Obama repeats the use of the statement “That’s not who we are” in an effort to chastise people who disagree with him.  Not to be outdone, Donald Trump often uses the word “peanuts” to bring emphasis and supposed low-cost to policies that at times defy logic.

Donald Trump and Barack Obama have other traits in common.  Both bully opponents and refuse to admit to mistakes.

 

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