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Slanguage a heavy Trump weapon to slump opponents

Trumpcionary has hundreds of words, including “Crooked” Hillary, “Sleepy” Joe, “Pocahontas,” “Nervous” Pelosi, others

Vakkas Dogantekin   | 14.01.2020
Slanguage a heavy Trump weapon to slump opponents

ANKARA

U.S. President Donald Trump boasts a distinctive, politically incorrect and usually offensive rhetoric when it comes to protecting his turf in verbal battles.

The Republican president has made bashing his political opponents a theme of his election campaign and presidency. His favorite pastime activities include, but are not limited to mocking, ridiculing, trolling and insulting; the "Do Nothing Democrats" in particular, calling them names at every opportunity, be it on his comfort zone Twitter or election rallies.

Frequently veering off-script to ad-lib, Trump rolls out a barrage of attacks and taunts at leading Democrats. Adam Schiff, for instance, the head of the House Judiciary Committee who oversaw the impeachment process, is “Schifty” Schiff, an attempt to associate him with deceit and evasion in the eyes of the American people.

Trump also managed to tarnish the reputation of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for Make America Great Againers, calling the former secretary of state, “Crooked” Hillary and former president, “Cheating” Obama, for many years.

He does not mind slurring the top presidential hopefuls of the Democratic Party either, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is now “Sleepy” Joe, and “Crazy” Bernie.

He went even further with another Democratic candidate, Elizabeth Warren, calling her “Pocahontas,” hinting at ridicule of Warren who has occasionally identified herself as Native American.

Pocahontas was a Native American woman during the time of colonial settlements in Jamestown, Virginia.

Trump calls Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, "Crazy, nervous Pelosi" and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a newbie in the presidential race, “Mini” Mike and “Little” Bloomberg.

Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar is "America-hating socialist" and Charles Schumer, minority leader of the U.S. Senate, the “Crying” Schumer.

"Low-energy Jeb" (Jeb Bush), 2016 Republican nominee for presidency, and "slippery, slime ball" James Comey, the former FBI director, also had a piece of Trump's mind.

Yet, Trump's most notable achievement in Shakespearean linguistic creativity came up with the invention of "Fake News," which has dramatically negated the view of half of the American population toward the main stream media, including CNN, NBC, Washington Post, New York Times and others.

These media outlets were revered like Bible until Trump took office.

Foreign leaders and other figures

Trump's self-protective and preemptive verbal salvos trespass beyond the American borders. Trump called the leader of Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, “Animal” Assad, and Egypt's President Abdel Fettah al-Sisi "My favorite dictator."

While Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is "Cuban puppet," North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "Rocket man," or the "Little rocket man."

Trump also said his "button" is bigger than Kim's, which remains to be verified.

U.K.'s new prime minister Boris Johnson is "Britain Trump" and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is "Juan Trump" in the Trumpcionary.

Factually, Trump has not called AMLO Juan Trump publicly, but senior officials who spoke on condition of anonymity leaked the nickname to the press.

The billionaire CEO of online seller Amazon, Jeff Bezos, was punched the hardest, being called Jeff “Bozo” by Trump.

Everybody knows Trump does not get along with the big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, but, calling perhaps the richest guy in the world "bozo," which literally means "a stupid or insignificant man," is beyond words.

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