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PygmalionEffect
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Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
What could explain the change?

We were discussing Trump's obvious mental deterioration in public appearances in another thread, and I just noticed an article talking about this from over two years ago, showing this is something that has not just started lately.

It's interesting, because the speech professionals interviewed did not take the viewpoint that Trump has always struggled with the English language, on the contrary they point out that he was very articulate in public appearances in his younger years.

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It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice: “ … there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and the Russians, zero.” When President Trump offered that response to a question at a press conference last week, it was the latest example of his tortured syntax, mid-thought changes of subject, and apparent trouble formulating complete sentences, let alone a coherent paragraph, in unscripted speech.


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He was not always so linguistically challenged. STAT reviewed decades of Trump’s on-air interviews and compared them to Q&A sessions since his inauguration. The differences are striking and unmistakable.


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In interviews Trump gave in the 1980s and 1990s (with Tom Brokaw, David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, Charlie Rose, and others), he spoke articulately, used sophisticated vocabulary, inserted dependent clauses into his sentences without losing his train of thought, and strung together sentences into a polished paragraph,


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For decades, studies have found that deterioration in the fluency, complexity, and vocabulary level of spontaneous speech can indicate slipping brain function due to normal aging or neurodegenerative disease. STAT and the experts therefore considered only unscripted utterances, not planned speeches and statements, since only the former tap the neural networks that offer a window into brain function.

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John Montgomery, a psychologist in New York City and adjunct professor at New York University, said “it’s hard to say definitively without rigorous testing” of Trump’s speaking patterns, “but I think it’s pretty safe to say that Trump has had significant cognitive decline over the years.”


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Johnson cautioned that language can deteriorate for other reasons. “His language difficulties could be due to the immense pressure he’s under, or to annoyance that things aren’t going right and that there are all these scandals,” he said. “It could also be due to a neurodegenerative disease or the normal cognitive decline that comes with aging.” Trump will be 71 next month.


Interesting these guys had recognized the deterioration early on.

Trump's Mental Deterioration


SirWinston
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
He uses small words on purpose, you idiot. He is easily the most charismatic and skilled public speaker in politics.
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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
It’s called aging

You could write this same thing about biden



PygmalionEffect
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
Definitely


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PygmalionEffect
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
Wouldn't be a problem for Pete.




Just saying


PygmalionEffect
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
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He uses small words on purpose, you idiot. He is easily the most charismatic and skilled public speaker in politics.






Thanks man, I literally laughed out loud on that one.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
You could in 35 years or so


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Pelican fan99
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
You woke up with a serious case of TDS today bruh


Go outside bruh get some fresh air things will be ok
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
The dumbest pols in the history of our great land have represented your filth, yet this is the best you all can come up with on Trump?



KeyserSoze999
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
you misspelled Biden


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PygmalionEffect
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
It's too hot


Fat Bastard
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
At least he’s not a delusional fact denier like ur sorry loser ass. You proved it in last thread loser.



SOKAL
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
So, you link an article from 2 years ago to demonstrate that his mind is deteriorating.

You might want to rethink that.


Jjdoc
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.





51% approval
30% approval with African Americans
49% approval with Hispanics



BTW.. on his worse day, Trump could out do EVERY DEM in running this nation!


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
Between Arkansas football descending into depths previously thought impossible and trump becoming your daddy, the last few years have been tough for you

And now you look on as another embarrassing season slouches towards Fayetteville to be born


PygmalionEffect
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
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The dumbest pols in the history of our great land have represented your filth, yet this is the best you all can come up with on Trump?



No, that's not my best.

And why you calling me filth just because I post quotes from professionals in this area of cognitive expertise. I'm just the messenger.


You mad because I'm exposing Trump's weakness or do you just not agree with these professionals?



dawgfan24348
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
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He is easily the most charismatic and skilled public speaker in politics.



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Mickey Goldmill
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
I love how you keep clinging to that one poll showing him at 51 lol


PygmalionEffect
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re: Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged.
Yeah things not looking too good in football.

Meanwhile lsu can still pretend that they somehow are contenders for the conference when they haven't beaten bama in eight years.

lsu fans need a fall hobby just as much as arky fans.


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