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J asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 2 months ago

trump speech?

i'm writing a paper where I have to pick out propaganda examples from a political speech and I chose this speech from trump

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/...

I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out who the audience he's speaking to is? Is it his supporters and the american people? Also what was the purpose of this speech? He talks about multiple things in it but the title of the article only focuses on one topic.

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Trump’s audience is ALWAYS people who will give him money... Even if he is not speaking directly to those people, the DONORS are his primary audience. Rally attendees, or a television audience, are his secondary audience.

    It will be doubly difficult to analyze a speech that is based on, and full of, lies. Good luck.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is a televised speech. He often has a teleprompter to read, but adds his own comments and ignores what what written for him.

    He is speaking off the top of his head to himself, and as a narcissist imagines a cheering crowd, addresses only people that support him, but in general is intended for all people of the USA. The purpose was to announce a diversion of money from the military budget to build a portion of a wall near the Southern border since Congress refused to fund it. To do it, he had to announce a National emergency that does not exist. All of his speeches are unfocused.

    It helps to first read about logical fallacies. He states untrue things in most of what he says ands Twitters, many of which are issues in logic.

    https://thebestschools.org/magazine/15-logical-fal...

    He starts about trade deal negotiations with China, where both countries introduced tariffs and reduced trade, after a year later is nothing. Most of this section is untrue and half-true half-twisted. And then with UK, and I don't think anything has changed there. As a US Citizen, native and old, I don't listen to him. I get annoyed with the false information. 

    Washington Post count is 16,241 false or misleading statements in three years.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/20... 

    It updates usually once per month.

    Washington bureau chief Daniel Dale of the Toronto Canada Star newspaper was also fact checking.  5,276 false claims, maybe ended June 2019.

    https://projects.thestar.com/donald-trump-fact-che...

    I think he wrote that it would be easier just to pick out the shorter list of true statements. If you look for

    Speech announcing immigration national emergency

    Dale does some analysis of that speech you are looking at.

    • J2 months agoReport

      Thank you! This helped a lot!!!

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