Over the years, our country has had its share of great orators; Men who could inspire us with encouraging words, enlighten us with words of wisdom, inform us with clarity, share their vision of a future or soothe a troubled nation with intelligent reason.
The history books, (or at least when I was growing up we had History books in school Geography too) and we learned about Lincoln’s great Gettysburg Address, Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, and FDR’s first Fireside address. Greatness continued though the decades with Ronald Reagan’s Brandenburg Gate speech, in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “The only thing we have to fear…” inaugural address, John F. Kennedy’s “Ask not what your country can do…” speech, Lyndon B. Johnson’s Voting Rights speech in 1965, Dwight Eisenhower’s Military Industrial Complex speech in 1961 and Obama’s Race speech, “A more perfect union”.
“…I went to an Ivy League school. I’m highly educated. I know words. I have the best words, I have the best, but there is no better word than stupid. Right?”
But now we find ourselves led by a man of few words or How To Speak Solely In Superlatives. Although brevity is often hailed and long-winded monologues not widely appreciated, consider the current state of presidential pronouncements. Pronouncements may too generous a description for the 140 characters tweeted on an irregular basis by POTUS. The following list features words MOST USED by Donald Trump.
AMAZING – TERRIFIC – TREMENDOUS – BEST – WINNING – STUPID – WEAK – LOSER – WE- THEY – MORON – SMART – TOUGH – DANGEROUS – BAD – LIGHTWEIGHT – HUGE- ZERO – CLASSY – BIG LEAGUE