Argumentative Essay On Donald Trump

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Common sense seems to dictate that one of the current presidential candidates, Donald Trump was never thought to be running to lead our country. Trump is most commonly known as the very successful businessman who has made billions of dollars in his lifetime. He is also known for being extremely outspoken, and opinionated. Although, I don’t believe he would be the best option for our country due to his fearlessness when it comes to offending people and could even potentially chose the wrong words ruining our relationships with other countries. I am aware that many voters are ready for a change to a more outgoing, and verbal candidate. Knowing Donald Trump’s past helps many Americans sway either with him or against him. Donald Trump uses his …show more content…
This technique according to Cross is known as the plain folks appeal. The plain folks appeal as defined by Cross is "Appearing to be a person like ourselves-"just one of the plain folks."" (211). This can be shown in many ways such as, how much money they put into their wardrobe, shaking people of the middle class 's hand, visiting the elderly in nursing homes, having their own company, and even using their comparably equal skills. A well known way Donald Trump uses the plain folks appeal without many people realizing, I recently read his speech from Mobile, Alabama, Mr. Trump states "But we have politicians that don’t have a clue. They 're all talk, they 're no action. What 's happening to this country is disgraceful." (Mobile, Alabama). This is considered to be the plain folks appeal because when Trump refers to politicians with the intent of others believing he is just the everyday, middle class American. He also uses this technique to make himself sound better than the other candidates. This makes the other candidates more intimidated to speak against him because he has gained the respect of so many middle class voters. However, some voters may not vote for Trump after he uses the plain folks appeal, because they do not want some random man coming in off the street with no prior political experience trying to run our …show more content…
This technique in my opinion is most often mixed with name calling. He uses this technique not just against one other candidate but against all of his fellow candidates. He has said so many mean things that turn people against his competition. Trump does this on many formats he does not just do this while at a debate or giving a speech at a rally, he also uses these harsh words on social media. A few recent examples of Donald Trump using the silencing technique include but are not limited to when he spoke at Mobile, Alabama, Trump claims that,
"Jeb Bush who is totally in favor of common core, weak on immigration. Wants to let people come in. Although he is using anchor baby. You know he put out a memo, you can not use anchor baby. Now because I used it he is using it." (Mobile,

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