Meaning

June 26, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Trump has challenged President Obama to a vocabulary contest over Trumpcare.

Trump appeared on the Fox News Trump Infomercial, Fox and Friends, Sunday morning and claimed that Obama was playing fast and loose with the thesaurus while describing the healthcare bill.

“Well he actually used my term, ‘mean.’ That was my term,” Trump said. “Because I want to see — and I speak from the heart — that’s what I want to see, I want to see a bill with heart.”

Uh, well at least Obama isn’t playing fast and loose with the calendar.

Last Wednesday, Sean Spicer claimed that Trump’s use of the word “mean” was only rumor and speculation.  Trump didn’t confirm he used “mean” to describe the bill until this Sunday interview on Fox and Friends.

Obama did not use the word “mean.”  He used 939 words, 54 of which say

Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.

That was on Thursday.

I think it’s highly improbable that President Obama steals words from Donald Trump and until I hear President Obama say “bigly” I will continue to believe that.

 

 

 

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10 Comments to “Meaning”


  1. Gail kelly says:

    “Bigly” is actually in in my Merriam-Webster, but a word dating to,Victorian times or earlier. We know he doesn’t peruse the dictionary, and it does sound so silly in speech.

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  2. Obama has a YUUUUUGE vocabulary, whereas Donnie has a vocabulary roughly 1/5 the size of Koko the gorilla’s. (Koko has over 1000 words in her ability – the real author of The Art of The Deal said Trump only has about 200).

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  3. That so many people fail to see what an incoherent fool this guy is drives me to a state of abject despair and fear for the future.

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  4. Old Mayfly says:

    To be fair, Koko does sit around and think a lot Trump doesn’t have time for that. He is busy, busy, busy.

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  5. That Other Jean says:

    Donnie, Donnie, Donnie–other people speak English, too. Even President Obama. You don’t own a word just because you know it; ther people get to use it, even if you already have.

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  6. Lunargent says:

    I think that Bigly started out as just a sloppy pronunciation of Big League. DT was to lazy to correct it, even if he’d ever admit to anything like an error.

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  7. Oh my… Drumpf really wants to engage in a war of words, a battle of wits as it were, with one of the most erudite men in the world?? The Donald is woefully unarmed for such a battle.

    If I was Drumpf’s coach I’d say start with some easier preparatory debates.

    For example, George Clooney. He’s only a 3/4-billionaire and not nearly as experienced in business.

    Then maybe Stephen Hawking. They could briefly debate the history of climate change over time. 🙂

    Finally, he could debate Alan Dershowitz over the US Constitution and matters criminal.

    Then after a lifetime of deep academic thought, he could debate President Obama. Who btw knows the same 200 words Drumpf knows, plus about 2000 more.

    WHAT A JACKA$$ DRUMPF IS!

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  8. Micr, I can follow Stephen Hawking if I listen closely (he is genius in being able to describe things so regular people can understand) – but try as I might, I cannot make sense out of most of what Donnie says.

    I would like for Donnie to debate Neil Degrasse Tyson. Tyson is also very good at explaining complicated things and being able to make people relate them to their own lives – plus he has a sense of wicked humor. THAT would be entertaining.

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  9. @Cheryl

    So YOU see my dilemma. I picked Hawking because I have been a groupie since I first read BHoT in 1989 or 90. I only became an NDT fan when Cosmos was broadcast on PBS a couple years ago.

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  10. There is an official POTUS twitter account, and “Real” (there’s a fake?) Donnie’s twitter. They’re easy to tell apart because the first one was clearly written by aides, i.e. adults. The second one is… Donnie. And it’s sad.

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