Donald Trump’s rhetoric analyzed


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Did Trump Target Jewish People In His Last Ad?

7 nov. 2016

The Trump campaign is using anti-Semitic dog whistle politics in their latest campaign ad. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

“Donald Trump may be best known for his antipathy toward Mexicans, Muslims and women, but his 2016 presidential campaign has a long history of anti-Semitism as well. Thus his closing campaign ad, released on Saturday, serves as a perversely fitting final note to his candidacy.

Titled “Donald Trump’s Argument for America,” the ad depicts Trump as a populist outsider determined to free Americans from the corrupt insiders ruining this country.

“The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election,” Trump asserts. “For those who control the levers of power in Washington,” he intones (as an image of philanthropist George Soros appears), “and for the global special interests,” he adds (while an image of Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen appears), “they partner with these people that don’t have your good in mind.” At his utterance of the last phrase an image of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton appears.

Later the ad shows video footage of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein as Trump declares, “It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”

While this footage may seem innocuous, anti-Semites watching the ad will immediately pick up on the fact that — aside from Hillary Clinton — every insider mentioned in the campaign spot is Jewish. Aside from their Jewishness, they don’t have very much in common: Soros is a financier well-known for his philanthropy for left-wing causes, Yellen presides over the country’s top financial regulator the Federal Reserve, and Blankfein is the CEO of Goldman Sachs, the elite investment banking powerhouse.”

Read more here.

From Leiden University in the Netherlands:

Anti-establishment rhetoric may win the election for Trump

07 November 2016

Just one year ago, nobody would have given Trump a cat’s chance in the US presidential elections. Now there is a reasonable likelihood of him becoming the next President of the United States. Professor of Journalism and New Media Jaap de Jong explains the rhetoric that has got Trump so far.

Soon, we will know whether Professor De Jong’s prediction on the election result is correct.

The HuffPost Pollster’s presidential forecaster is predicting a Hillary Clinton win, with her gathering 323 electoral votes. The Justice Department is monitoring the election in 28 states. Here’s a reminder of what could happen if Donald Trump doesn’t accept the election results, along with seven key things to watch for and when the polls close. Check back throughout the day for live campaign updates. [Natalie Jackson, HuffPost]

And on the strategy side, here’s how the record early voting of 46.27 million people has changed the name of the game. More people have already voted in Florida than the total number of those who voted in 2000. [Sam Stein, HuffPost]

Ann Coulter proposed a system in which all of your four grandparents would need to have been born in the U.S. in order for you to vote. Too bad that would exclude Donald Trump from voting.

Take a look at the front pages of The New York Times through 41 different elections.

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