Donald Trump: Attacking The Motive

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Attacking the Motive On April 26, 2016, New York Judges ruled that the lawsuit made against Trump University will in effect go to trial. Federal District judge Gonzalo Curiel is one of the judges in the Trump University Lawsuit. Donald Trump’s response to this was negative and immediately used his heritage as a reason to why the judge should recuse himself. Jake Tapper, a reporter for CNN asked Donald Trump, “If you are saying he can’t do this job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism?” Trump responded by saying “No, he’s proud of his heritage, I respect him for that but, we’re building a wall, he’s a Mexican. We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. He’s giving us an unfair ruling.” This example would be attacking …show more content…
He has gone as far as saying she should be put in jail for her crime. He also included that if he becomes president, he will pursue and investigation regarding these emails throughout her period as secretary of state. On June 4, 2016, Donald Trump was interviewed by John Dickerson for the CBS program Face the Nation. John Dickerson asked Donald Trump, “What for you is she exactly guilty of?” Trump 's response was, “She is guilty of the server, if you look at confidential information, all of the information that probably has gotten all over the world, and then you know she’s also guilty of stupidity and bad judgment.” This is an example of a put-down fallacy. His statement about Hillary Clinton also being guilty of stupidity and bad judgment was completely unnecessary was not related to what he was being asked. It was rather a personal attack on Hillary Clinton.
False Dichotomy On June 10th, 2016, Governor Chris Christie said on Fox News that “If you’re a republican it’s time to get on board and help the nominee, or if you don’t you are helping Hillary Clinton be elected as president. If you’re a republican and you are not helping Trump then you are helping Hillary Clinton.” This would be an example of false dichotomy. Though he was very clear with what he meant with this statement, he is saying, if you don’t support Donald Trump, then you are supporting Hillary Clinton, but republicans don’t want Hillary Clinton to become president, therefore, you should and must support Donald Trump.
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