Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump: Rhetoric Appeals In The Debate

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Rhetoric Appeals in the Debate The running candidates for the 2016 presidential election are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In order to receive votes, the candidates have to use the different rhetorical appeals. The different types are Logos, which appeals to a logical approach, Ethos, which appeals to an ethical approach, and Pathos, which appeals to an emotional approach. As Lester Holt introduced the candidates and the debate, the rhetorical approach pathos was used before the candidates even opened their mouths. Hillary Clinton had a warm inviting facial expression as she entered the stage, as to where Donald Trump looked stuck up and had a disgusted look as if he didn’t want to be at the debate. Continuing on with the pathos appeal, Clinton demonstrated it by saying, “he would start his businesses with 14 million borrowed from his father and he really believes that the more you help wealthy people the better off will be and that everything will work out from there” then stating how she doesn't buy that and talks about her experience saying, “my father was a small businessman he worked really hard he printed drapery fabrics on long tables…” she then states that, “I believe the more we can do for the middle class the more we can invest in you, your education, your skills, your future, the better we will …show more content…
Clinton appealed to this by saying, “...finally equal pay for women work” appealing mostly to women in the workforce who are treated unequally just for being a woman. Trump appealed to ethos, when talking about African-Americans. This question was asked, “we’re talking about racial healing in this segment. What do you say to Americans people of color who…” and his response to it this was,“I say nothing” this shows his views on the African-American population in the United States, and in the running for president he is was unfit to answer this and clearly missed his opportunity to win the race

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