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  • It's political bullshit.

  • Do you understand?

  • Politics aside, Donald Trump's ability to hold the attention of an audience and indeed a nation, is undeniable.

  • It's true!

  • It's true!

  • It's a quality that anyone who has done public speaking, be it to a stadium, or a boardroom, would be envious of.

  • We talked to experts to learn seven of the rhetorical tactics Trump uses that make it so hard to take your eyes and ears off of him.

  • The usual so-called "experts."

  • If you notice, that's my notes for this speech.

  • We've gotta go free form.

  • The single most important thing about Donald trump, from which a lot of other things follow, is most of the time, he speaks spontaneously.

  • I like it better without the teleprompter.

  • I don't want a teleprompter.

  • I don't want it, right?

  • Maybe when you run for president, you shouldn't be allowed to use a teleprompter because you find out what you're getting.

  • Even when someone has prepared his speech for him, he very often breaks into spontaneous digressions.

  • So his speeches are very much like the ordinary discourse that the rest of us engage in all the time.

  • I refuse to say it was a scam tonight.

  • This way they can't report that I said it.

  • Paralipsis is a way of saying the thing that you say you're not going to say.

  • So, a colloquially, it's "I'm not saying, I'm just saying."

  • I will not say he's low energy.

  • I will not say it.

  • I won't tell you what he did because he actually grabbed one by the shirt, but I won't say that.

  • I won't say that they all said he's our favorite, but they did.

  • He's our favorite.

  • It allows him to say the thing while he's denying that he will say it so that he can't be held accountable.

  • It also creates this intimacy.

  • You know, the crowd and Trump are connected because he's told you what he really thinks.

  • America first, remember that.

  • America first.

  • America first.

  • America first.

  • He hardly ever uses filled pauses.

  • There's almost no ums and ahs, and the lack of filled pauses does project a sense of confidence.

  • On the other hand, he repeats himself a lot.

  • Make America great again.

  • We're going to make America great again.

  • Look at this tremendous sea of love.

  • I call it a sea of love.

  • I call it extreme vetting.

  • I call it extreme, extreme vetting.

  • These two things are related.

  • He's able to stall for time without having a lot of dead air.

  • There's lots of repetitions, which is almost liturgical.

  • So, you know, it works.

  • They like it live.

  • Some night I'd like to have it not so live so we could really talk, folks.

  • He absolutely takes advantage of ambiguity.

  • It allows everybody in the audience to fill in the blank for him.

  • How do you make them pay for the wall, as you said?

  • So easy!

  • Will a politician be able to do it?

  • Absolutely not.

  • We know what we have to do, and we'll do it.

  • So, don't worry about it.

  • Don't worry about me.

  • And I'm gonna do the right thing, whatever it is.

  • Trump allows you to fill in the blank through that ambiguity.

  • You help him to persuade you that he agrees with you, that he's already got the right answer, which is the answer that you know to be the right answer.

  • You know, you're not allowed to use hairspray anymore because it affects the ozone, you know that, right?

  • Hairspray is not like it used to be.

  • It used to be real good.

  • When he talks about politics, you get the impression that it's a well-rehearsed peeve.

  • People are fed up.

  • They're fed up with incompetence, they're fed up with stupid leaders, they're fed up with stupid people.

  • Our airports are like third-world countries, our schools are a disaster.

  • Our roads are collapsing all over the countrywe are a mess!

  • By the way, I don't like this mic!

  • These people.

  • This mic is terrible!

  • Everybody likes to complain.

  • Donald Trump complains about lots and lots of things, and some of the things he complains about are gonna strike a chord with almost everybody.

  • Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now?"

  • Out!

  • "He's fired! He's fired!"

  • Rhetorical theory would say that the way that you create identification with people

  • is through pointing to an enemy and polarizing people.

  • I think Islam hates us.

  • Countless Americans are killed by illegal immigrants because our government won't do its job.

  • We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing.

  • He needs to create someone that we're against in order to motivate those people to act, right?

  • Which is, to support him.

  • I always hear about "The Elite." You know, the elite, they're elite?

  • I think, you know what, I think we're the elites.

  • They're not the elites.

  • He's always talking about his beautiful people, his followers who are never going to desert him.

  • Those are appeals to the crowd.

  • The wisdom of the crowd knows more than these elite, corrupt, establishment, politicians, or the media.

  • There's an unbelievable love in these rooms.

  • All the same.

  • I love you, too!

  • I love you, too.

  • I love you!

  • Stand up!

  • Who said that?

  • He often does engage the audience as though they were in conversation with him.

  • What do you like better, "Made in the USA" or "Made in America"?

  • Which is better, "Person of the Year" or "Man of the Year?"

  • Okay, wait, let's do a pledge, everybodywho likes me in this room?

  • "I'm popular" appeals are something he routinely does to make himself be popular, seem popular.

  • But also to reaffirm the loyalty of his followers.

  • Do you make the same commitment that you will absolutely accept the result of this election?

  • I will tell you at the time.

  • I will keep you in suspense.

  • How is that Trump has been able to keep us on edge, keep us all interested?

  • And my best answer is for that is that he is the modern day PT Barnum.

  • We need PT Barnum a little bit because we have to build up the image of our country.

  • If you knew anything about PT Barnum, he was a master at attracting attention, and he did that by making audiences curious.

  • Think about how many times he's given us a cliffhanger .

  • What's he gonna do next?

  • Maybe it's the calm before the storm.

  • What storm, Mr. President?

  • You'll find out.

  • Something's gonna happen, we'll find out, stay tuned .

  • Stay tuned.

  • Stay tuned.

  • We can't turn away because he has got us so curious to find out what happens next.

It's political bullshit.

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