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'Words matter:' Titles, Trump and what to call a former president

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By DAVID KLEPPER

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In pro-Trump ads, Trump is still “President Trump," even though he left the White House three years ago.

Not new, and not controversial.

This is how everyone who has served as president is referred to.

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Trump on Saturday praised fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter “as a wonderful man” at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey.

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Americans have withheld honorifics for presidents they disliked in the past, evidenced by cries of “not my president!” from critics of Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Trump.

But only one of these had his ethnicity, nationality, and spirituality questioned and defamed.

And ironically he was the most skilled and competent.

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I'm not a Don lover by any stretch of the imagination, but you have to admit, he knows how to work the less brilliant Americans to get votes.

Scary!

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Convicted Felon

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Trump on Saturday praised fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter “as a wonderful man” at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey.

You're taking it out of context again as usual, he also said, wait until the left media hears this, it probably hasn't come to most liberal minds that Trump trolls them in the same way they troll him, he's right.

But only one of these had his ethnicity, nationality, and spirituality questioned and defamed. 

JFK was equally criticized for being Catholic.

And ironically he was the most skilled and competent.

Depends on who you are asking.

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Believe me when I tell you,a lot of us think that about Biden, goes both ways.

Let’s be clear, believe me when I tell you, the majority of Americans preferred Biden. That’s why he’s your President and the former one isn’t. Goes both ways, don’t get me started on pendulums, republicans are the last to talk about something something half the country smh.

Wow, this is easier than I thought.

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By any definition, he is the former Con-Man in Chief.

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Let’s be clear, believe me when I tell you, the majority of Americans preferred Biden.

With now what we know over the last 4 years, not really

That’s why he’s your President and the former one isn’t.

Multitude of reasons why?

Goes both ways, don’t get me started on pendulums, republicans are the last to talk about something something half the country smh.

And?

Wow, this is easier than I thought.

What is?

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Many spectators at Trump's New Jersey rally left before he had finished. Bored I expect.

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Former Insurrectionist-in-Chief and head of More Anarchy Guaranteed Ahead (MAGA)!

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"Words Matter"...indeed they do...

"The late, great Hannibal Lecter is a wonderful man," Trump said, referencing the 1991 film "Silence of the Lambs."

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/donald-trump-raises-eyebrows-as-he-praises-cannibals-at-new-jersey-poll-rally-5645248

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Many spectators at Trump's New Jersey rally left before he had finished. Bored I expect.

That’s with anything, concerts are like that as well and for many reasons, many more came. Just look at the massive wide camera Ariel angle shots.

https://nj1015.com/trump-slams-inflation-property-taxes-at-massive-2024-wildwood-nj-rally/

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“the defendant.”

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The real truth is that Trump was never the true president, he was NOT elected by the people but placed in office by the corrupt electoral college. He LOST to Clinton by over 3 million votes. And this was not the first corrupt election, Bush jnr was not elected either.........and look what he went on to do.

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The real truth is that Trump was never the true president,

Hogwash.

he was NOT elected by the people but placed in office by the corrupt electoral college.

It wasn’t corrupt when Obama won it twice??

He LOST to Clinton by over 3 million votes.

We don’t go by the popular vote. If that were the case you’d have a one party rule.

And this was not the first corrupt election, Bush jnr was not elected either.........and look what he went on to do.

Here we go….in other words, only Democrats get elected fairly, right? Lol

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The only reason trump was able to win in 2016 was because of the enquirer catch and kill stories, and then trumps election interference that he’s now on trial. So it places a big question mark on that “win”. Especially considering he lost the popular vote.

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Felon X-president.

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The only reason trump was able to win in 2016 was because of the enquirer catch and kill stories, and then trumps election interference that he’s now on trial. So it places a big question mark on that “win”. Especially considering he lost the popular vote

It is a huge question mark.

It is also worth remembering that Trump claimed massive voter fraud in 2016 which deprived him of winning the popular vote.

Given the extraordinary level of corruption of the 2016 election, I don’t see how Trump or his supporters can think his victory was legitimate.

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Felon X-president.

More like President political Martyr

It is also worth remembering that Trump claimed massive voter fraud in 2016 which deprived him of winning the popular vote.

Well, after watching the hearings and The whistleblowers testimony by so many, seems like things weren’t as the Dems said it was.

Given the extraordinary level of corruption of the 2016 election, I don’t see how Trump or his supporters can think his victory was legitimate.

A bit off there

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bass4funk

Felon X-president.

> More like President political Martyr

You are entitled to your opinion but I'll stick with mine.

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You are entitled to your opinion but I'll stick with mine.

Seems like a lot of people were yesterday as well. Would like to see a Biden rally like that.

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The topic

'Words matter:' Titles, Trump and what to call a former president

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The topic

'Words matter:' Titles, Trump and what to call a former president

Political Martyr, the left helps in mysterious ways.

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“Adjudicated rapist and fraud”

”Soon to be convicted felon”

”Narcissist Sociopath”

Any of those would be accurate.

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It needs to include the title "ex-president" otherwise, people won't know what you are talking about. No one on his staff will be referring to him as "President Trump political martyr."

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“Adjudicated rapist and fraud”

”Soon to be convicted felon”

”Narcissist Sociopath”

Any of those would be accurate.

Like I just said, the left makes my argument for me. lol

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It needs to include the title "ex-president" otherwise, people won't know what you are talking about. No one on his staff will be referring to him as "President Trump political martyr."

Usually, I don’t have to say that, usually people around me know who I’m talking about.

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Trump is no longer a president so we just refer to him as former president Trump just like all those before him.

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Trump considers himself a cut above all former presidents.

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Trump considers himself a cut above all former presidents.

In many ways, that’s true depending on your outlook.

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Former Prez Sir Don Shartzalot.

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Trump considers himself a cut above all former presidents.

> In many ways, that’s true depending on your outlook.

It would be false.

On this site, Trump is ranked 41st.

https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2021/?page=overall

On this site 45th

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_presidents_of_the_United_States

Trump ranked as the worst US president in history, with Biden 14th greatest

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/20/presidents-ranking-trump-biden-list

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It would be false.

We all have our opinions

On this site, Trump is ranked 41st.

A government sponsored news site, you kidding me?

Trump ranked as the worst US president in history, with Biden 14th greatest

Ok, and now Wikipedia is your new reliable news source?? ROFL! What not just quote the NYT.

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bass4funk

there are numerous sites on the ranking of past presidents. Can you post one with Trump in the top ten?

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How low the US can go thanks to this guy?

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treason von-combover

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there are numerous sites on the ranking of past presidents. Can you post one with Trump in the top ten?

I was never interested in a Presidents popularity, if that were the case then I would have voted for Obama. I care what a President can accomplish and Trump has done just that. 280 accomplishments.

How low the US can go thanks to this guy?

Well, look at what this guy has done over the last 4 years, doubt Biden will get a second term.

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The ranking of the former presidents is also about what they achieved while in office. Like this link which puts Trump at 41st. Obama 10th. Only three rank lower than Trump.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1123920/us-presidents-historian-ranking/

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The ranking of the former presidents is also about what they achieved while in office. Like this link which puts Trump at 41st. Obama 10th. Only three rank lower than Trump.

If the left think so, fine by me. When Biden can fill a stadium with over 80-100k people I’ll shut my mouth.

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If the left think so, fine by me. When Biden can fill a stadium with over 80-100k people I’ll shut my mouth.

The stadium had a rated capacity of 19k. Trump lied. Oh, and they started to get bored of his schtick and left early.

Trump got bunk done in office. He was easily the least effective president of the modern era. On that, historians are united.

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Is that really the choice?

A dubious used car salesman and a geriatric who doesn't know what day of the week it is?

Can't a country of 300,000,000 plus people put up anyone else?

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