Donald Trump says a lot of things twice. He says a lot of things twice.

Donald Trump says a lot of things twice. He says a lot of things twice.

Political rallies are usually raucous events. That’s just what happens when you bring thousands of like-minded voters together in a theater. Or an arena.

But Donald Trump’s rallies have noticeably been the most rowdy. His events have attracted supporters and protesters in droves, each group as passionate as the other. And Trump himself is the showman-in-chief, using his own brand of stagecraft to fire up his supporters.

Now, he’s even embracing the role of the “anger” candidate – anger about the issues, to be sure, but also anger toward the Obama administration that his supporters share.

Trump is a master of crowd manipulation. His strategy for dealing with hecklers is one good example. His rhetoric, and more specifically his speaking style, is another. Trump, as Fix contributor Barton Swaim wrote a while back, has a habit of punctuating each argument with short, declarative sentences. And then he often repeats them.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.