“[Trump’s] rhetorical style, untethered from both meaning and reality, serves his agenda well. Language is where we find common ground, where we define ourselves and teach others how to treat us, where we name problems so we can see and fight them. . . .”
“Without language, there is no accountability, no standard of truth. If Trump never says anything concrete, he never has to do anything concrete.”
—Lindy West, columnist, “100 days of gibberish — Trump has weaponized nonsense,” The Guardian, April 25, 2017
• Editorial Comment: As Humpty Dumpty said, words mean what I want them to mean, dammit!
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