Language Expert: Donald Trump’s Way Of Speaking Is ‘Oddly Adolescent’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


.>>>WELCOME BACK TO FRIDAY NIGHT BROADCAST. LET’S AGREE FOR THE SAKE OF THE NEXT CONVERSATION THAT DONALD TRUMP USES THE MOST COLORFUL LANGUAGE OF ANY PRESIDENT AT LEAST IN THE MODERN ERA AND SAYS SOME OF THE MOST QUESTIONABLE THINGS. AND THAT IS WHERE OUR NEXT GUEST COMES IN. JOHN IS A LINGUIST. HE HAS A PH.D.. HE TEACHES AT COLUMBIA. HE TOO IS COLORFUL WHEN TALKING ABOUT DONALD TRUMP AND SPECIFICALLY HOW THIS PRESIDENT TALKS. THAT’S WHY WE TALKED ABOUT IT WITH JOHN McWHARTER.>>THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>THANK YOU, BRIAN.>>I’VE BEEN WANTING TO ASK YOU, WHAT IS YOUR LING WIS TICKS DEFINITION OF THIS PRESIDENT?>>DONALD TRUMP LINGUISTIKALLY IS UNADORNED. THIS IS THE BASICS. THIS IS WHAT LANGUAGE WAS UNDOUBTEDLY LIKE WHEN IT FIRST EMERGED AMONG PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T HAVE WRITING AND WERE FIRST GETTING THEIR VERBAL SEA LEGS. THIS IS WHERE IT STARTED. AND SO IN THAT WAY, AS IN SO MANY OTHERS, DONALD TRUMP IS AN ORIGINAL.>>THAT WOULD MEAN THAT EDUCATION AND SCHOOLING HAS HAD NO EFFECT ON HIS USE OF LANGUAGE WAJ. HE’S QUICK TO REMIEPD US HE WENT TO THE BEST SCHOOLS.>>AND LEARNED NOTHING IN THEM. HE SPEAKS LIKE ONE WHO PAID NO EDUCATION TO ONE OF THE GOALS OF EDUCATION WHICH IS TO REFINE OUR SPEECH. HE USES THOSE SAME WAYS OF SPEAKING IN WHAT MOST OF US USED TO CONSIDER FORMAL.>>I THINK IN YOUR LINE OF WORK THEY CALL IT A TAG. WHEN SOMETHING IS ADDED TO THE END OF A TRADITIONAL SENTENCE. SO OFTEN HE WILL TAG A SENTENCE WITH BELIEVE ME, BELIEVE ME, AND ENFORCER. SOMETHING HE THOUGHT WAS LACKING IN THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE.>>UH-HUH. IT’S THAT HE’S REINFORCING. ALSO HE’S USING ORAL SPEECH. WE’RE CHECKING TO SEE THAT THE OTHER PERSON WE’RE SAYING, THEY’RE IN THE SAME BOAT WE ARE. THAT’S WHAT “YOU KNOW IS, ” THINGS LIKE LOL IN TEXTING. HE DOES THAT, TOO, BUT ONCE AGAIN IT’S NOT IN TEXTING, HE’S DOING IT IN FORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH MEANS THAT HE NEVER LEAVES THE REALM OF THE CASUAL WHEN HE SPEAKS. WHICH IS UNLIKE EVEN SAY INDIGENOUS SOCIETIES WHERE THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS READ NG AND WRITING, THERE’S ALWAYS A HIGH AND LOW WAY OF TALKING. THE CHIEF DOESN’T GET UP AND RUN HIS MOUTH, OURS DOES.>>THERE’S A FRIEND OF OUR BROADCAST WHO WORKS FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND SAYS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THERE ARE VISUAL AND AUDIO TELLS THAT HE PEPPERS HIS SPEECH WITH WHERE IF YOU KNOW WHAT’S COMING, YOU KNOW WHAT’S COMING. I WANT TO RUN A MONTAGE OF A TRUMP PHRASE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW. IN HIS READING OF IT. PEOPLE DON’T KNOW FOR DONALD TRUMP MEANS I JUST LEARNED. HERE’S THE EXAMPLE.>>FRANCE IS AMERICA’S FIRST AND OLDEST ALLY. OUR FIRST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN RAN HIS FIRST F CAMPAIGN TORE PUBLIC OFFICE IN 1832. GREAT PRESIDENT. MOST PEOPLE DON’T EVEN KNOW HE WAS A REPUBLICAN, RIGHT? DOES ANYONE KNOW? LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT. PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE WE ARE A UNBELIEVABLY DIVIDED COUNTRY. I HAVE TO TELL YOU IT’S A UNBELIEVABLY COMPLEX SUBJECT. NOBODY KNEW HEALTH CARE COULD BE TO COMPLICATED.>>YOU’RE LAUGHING, WHY?>>THAT ASPECT OF HIM, I CAN’T SAY ANYTHING PARTICULARLY LINGUISTIC ABOUT IT. HE HAS THE NEED TO BE THE ALPHA MALE, THE IDEA MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS IS COMING FROM THE SAME WELL. THE IDEA IS HE’S ALWAYS THE ONE WHO’S ONE STEP AHEAD. IN THAT, FRANKLY, I DON’T FIND HIM LINGUISTICALLY CHALLENGED AS SOMEBODY WHO’S AUDIBLY ADOLESCENT FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S A SENIOR CITIZEN.>>WHAT ABOUT HIS OTHER FAVORITES, BELIEVE ME AND MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, OR MORE THAN WE’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE?>>SOME OF THAT IS BECAUSE THEY’RE REALLY ONLY — I’M SORRY TO SAY IT, BUT THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY THOUGHTS. AND SO OFTEN HE’S SPEAKING, AND I THINK HE RUNS OUT OF NEW INSIGHTS SO HE COVERS IT WITH THINGS LIKE BELIEVE ME OR IT CAN’T EVER BE THAT SOMETHING IS BAD, IT’S VERY BAD OR VERY, VERY BAD. THOSE ARE HIS EQUIVALENTS OF ROUGHLY, UM OR SCRATCHING HIS HEAD. I HI THE CONTENT OF WHAT HE’S SAYING IS SLIMMER THAN THE BULK OF THE VERBIAGE THAT HE SPUS OUT.>>HE’S 71 YEARS OLD NOW PRESIDENT IN A AGE OF INSTAND TAKENIOUS FACT CHECKING. HE’S NOT USED TO HIS AD-LIB BEING FACT CHECKED IN REAL TIME. DO YOU THINK HE’S BUMPED UP AGAINST THAT DYNAMIC.>>I DON’T THINK HE’LL CHANGE IN THAT WAY. HE SIMPLY HAS NO DEODORANT WEARING SUNDAY BEST WAY OF SPEAKING, THAT INCLUDES YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MORE RESPONSIBLE SENSE OF TRUTH THAN WHEN YOU’RE JUST BSING WITH YOUR PALS. WHEN WE SPEAK CASUALLY ALL THE TIME WE SAY THINGS WHERE MAYBE IF WE CHECKED UP ON IT THINGS MIGHT BE DIFFERENT. HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, YOU CAN’T JUST TALK. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE JUST TALKING BECAUSE YOU’RE MOVING YOUR MOUTH, BUT THERE’S THIS OTHER ART THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO MASTER. HE WASN’T NRD THAT SORT OF THING IN SCHOOL. THIS IS SOMEBODY WHOS NUMBER TO THE ARTFUL. HE HAS A NARCOTIC JOY IN DISMISSAL AND BEE LITTLE MEANT RATHER THAN BUILDING AND DECORATING. AND SO HE’S GOING TO KEEP RUNNING UP AGAINST THE WALL. HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU’RE PRESIDENT YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THINGS WHICH ARE WHAT WE CALL TRUTH THINGS IN LINGUISTIC.>>ARE YOU JOINING THE INTERSECTION OF NARSY SISM AND LINGUISTIC.>>HE IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU GET SOMEBODY EXTREMELY ARTFUL AND I THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY, CLINICALLY NARCISSISTIC AND TALKING ALL THE TIME TO US IN OUR HOUSES ABOUT SERIOUS THINGS. THAT’S WHAT’S SO STRIKING ABOUT LISTENING TO THIS PERSON TALK. WHAT’S UNFORTUNATE IS HOW MUCH WE’VE HAD TO LISTEN TO IT. I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD BE UNDER ANY IMPRESSION THAT IT’S GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE WE’RE IN A INFORMAL ERA. IN A WAY, HE’S A PRODUCT OF SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE MID ’60s AND IN MANY CASE IT’S IN GOOD WAYS. IN AMERICA YOU AND I WOULD HAVE HAD TO WEAR DID HE DOORA ASSEN SUITS EVEN ON HOT SUMMER DAYS, BUT SOMETHING ELSE THAT LEFT WAS YOU PUT SPEECH IN ITS SUNDAY BEST. ALL OF US FAKE IT TO A EXTENT. WE COULD HAVE PREDICTED SOMEBODY WOULD COME ALONG WHO WOULD ONLY TALK RATHER THAN SPEAK AND BECOME PRESIDERESIDENT OF THE U STATES. I DON’T THINK TRUMP IS GOING TO BE LAST IN THAT

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. We are in an informal age. He is doing great. It’s why I don’t have to wear a suit to my desk job.

  2. He is a 70 year old baby once a child twice a child and he's a racist and evil and hate people hate will run you crazy

  3. It works for him…
    # winning
    God uses the simple things to confound the "wise"
    God's ways are not mans ways! 🥰

  4. Trumpy is just a defective spermatozoa! So he is just a clown for The United States of America! How sad can that be! Now the clown for the world!

  5. I figured he does it on purpose. So that everyone around the world can simply understand him. Like a transparency tactic or something

  6. Trump speaks easily to morons. Low vocabularies, simple directions, clear and concise. This affermative action linguist has had his incompetence subsided for years so that he can say President Trump is whatever this " n" word guy thinks. Want a hint? The "n" word has more to do with intellect than color.
    Think about, for a moment, people that swear. Two types, people that can't think of the right thing to say or people that want to relate to others, sleeves rolled up and and just a good ole boy.
    I imagine our President has been in politics longer than anyone credits him for. He's savvy, unapologetic and very to the point with people with steam to blow.

  7. Since DT did not even have minor scholastic achievements…he was the one student that got "the ribbon" so he will not cry for not getting anything.

  8. Forget speech he is plain crazy ONE SCARE COCKY GUY, I can u imagine how many times in his puberty WET HIS PANTS. Most b called mr.pee.

  9. If I were Elon Musk, Bill Gates or Jeff Bazos I would offer to pay for Trump's border wall if he agreed to take an I.Q test on live television.

  10. I wish we would boycott this election….. IJS… Would be an epic movement ….🤔🤲🙅🌐 There has got to be another way… somehow….

  11. trump lies to me in a way that i dont like i want someone else to lie to me in a more adult way listen to yourselves lol

  12. Why doesn't this linguistic professor run for president? He's 100 times more eloquent and refined with his speech. Can you imagine if this man went up against Trump in one of the up coming debates?!? This guy would cause Donald to break down crying at the podium! This guy could wipe the floor with Trump in any debate!

  13. Thank God for president trump finally opening up our eyes That's what our Jewish community is doing We are all going Republican.. Finally our community has seen the light 🤗 godless America can I get a Hallelujah.

  14. Yes, he is a clod. However, were it not for him, we would now have a gang of criminals, deviants and pedophiles in the White House. Think about that.

  15. Why can't trump be impeached because of his mental anability he has OCD for sure that is a mental problem . It is obvious that he can not tell the truth because it gets in the way oF his selF praise.

  16. CNN is a bunch of BS…funny how we have to watch our language and keep it respectful on YouTube while the video itself is disrespectful to our President and to Trump directly. CNN should have standards in how it addresses our President which I find up most insulting to all those who support our President.shame on CNN

  17. Psychologically, deeming things either very bad or amazingly good with no gray area in between is called "splitting". It's a symptom of arrested emotional development as a toddler that's frequently seen in Cluster B personality disorders like Narcissism and Borderline Personality Disorder. It is treatable, but only if the person is capable of the internal reflection required to work on themselves and grow, which is why malignant Narcissists and malignant Borderlines rarely seek treatment.

  18. Dump ( I call him Triple D for Draft-dodgin' Donna! ) speaks in "hyperboles" because he is constantly having to "sell" his credibility before it falls flat on its face! He is nothing short of being a sociopath.

  19. ha ha we cunceravatives doznt sea nuthen wrung with how he talks, yoo librals is gest jellis , so big deel he caant talk gud muricin

    hees stell are prisadint and I trost and sapert him

  20. so wat,he still doing good job and hes the president and not a feke…wat about bush haha hah ha now thats was dum

  21. Since  Donald the Messiah and king of the Jews thinks he's a mix of The chosen one, Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis XIV the sun king, it's really Little Mushroom Man against the LOL world.
    25th Amendment incoming.

  22. This president is very dangerous to America and dangerous to our democracy. I am so surprised that people did not really listen to his speeches, his body language, his toneand his facial expressions. How could the American's really miss all these sigms?

  23. He speaks truth you ppl been indoctrinated in lies of obama both Bush's media actors musicians and schools and colleges. I speak the truth. I speak it out the way it hurts your emotions instead sugar coating it. Dont like it leave. Join a communist nation we love our president and not tyranny and hersey as Obama was a dictatorship.

  24. Hey MSNBC!–you do know there's actual REAL STUFF happening in the world, right? People are being murdered, children are missing, other people are homeless and going hungry. Other people are doing really great things trying to make a difference, trying to do some good. I'm talking REAL NEWS. But you have a linguist talking about the words Trump uses? Did your "body language" expert need a day off? You people are pathetic.

  25. Love him or hate him when Trump speaks he makes his talking points directly and quickly and is not intimidated by any potential backlash. He engages people by speaking in this manner. If you compare the typical politician who talks in a “defensive” manner and in a way which attempts to avoid criticism or conflict, the average person will walk away unsure of his/her true intention. I see so many people in the media misconstrue how Trump speaks as “uneducated” instead of giving him credit for communicating in the most direct manner of any politician in our lifetime.

  26. john mcwhorter is a ZEALOT SMEAR MERCHANT and uses his "expert language knowledge" to bash repubs. he is biased and doesnt take into account one thing — RESULTS – what kind of a "news person" says trump learned nothing in school – especially when this guys degree couldnt wipe trumps butt

  27. Over 7 million ill-informed people watched this! If you really don't know what to watch, watch something educational and funny here, You can talk all about it tomorrow and look interesting.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5nJA8Hkvyc&list=PLkDqf7YlujfD12n0peJwOLYLyfvKni1VQ

  28. California is Now in a Crises with homeless people sleeping on streets, needles, feces on the streets of California and San Francisco and HIGH crime,, and then the sanctuary cities where criminals are put back into the streets that put American citizens in danger,  Thousands are leaving there and in NY State and don't forget High Taxes… Read my lips there are NO Republicans there to offset the other side, the same with Chicago the murder capital of the World and Detroit, Baltimore ALL Run BY LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS   Who is there to blame?

  29. My late Uncle Joe talked like that. He was a bit of a self promoting blowhard too. Even had red hair and a ruddy face. He was in Hollywood show biz. I recognized the dialect immediately when he said of an opponent, "He's Beautiful, a really Nice man!"
    It's show biz speak also called Variety speak. The Animaniacs parodied it in one of their cartoon shows. Since Trump did 10 years on The Apprentice and has spent a lifetime as a salesman I'm surprised no one has got the connection. Perhaps that's why so many Show Business people hate him. He sounds like a really bad talent agent. Don't call us, we'll call you. Caio babe. Let's do lunch!

  30. Well dummy it must have worked cause he is your president. Your proper speech done nothing for you obviously except get you invited on a horable show.

  31. Trump is simply stupid. And bingo…Trump didn’t have to learn anything in school because he knew Fred (father) would buy whatever Donnie desired. Just as he did when baby boy Trump threw fits at age 2.

  32. the Democrats are for China but there to dumb to realise it..the black and brown will be the first to go if China gets there Democrat way every one will live in a Detroit style home and neighborhood

  33. Boy, lots of Dems and Trump haters on here. If he’s so stupid and ignorant, why is he so wealthy! You’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?

  34. This man is so educated he's the leader of the Free World. . . this offended victim has hurt feelings and doesn't understand why he's not being cater too

  35. May it isn't didn't master talk about how our president speaks but it's OK to talk about the president's sleeping around. He must be the greatest man on Earth. They have to find something to pick on him about

  36. D. Trump, speaking connects with plain every day citizens in all walks of life. This does not, necessarily, indicate their lack of intelligence. "Genius comes from the ranks, " Napoleon B. You might add common sense, also..

  37. Why,
    Is it so important for, people in power. To speak Like he came. Out of Cambridge. Oxford. Yale. Harvard, these are the basic training &. This man deservers Respect. him on win the Nobel Pearce ZW prize. Also didn't articulate as much. He is [email protected]

  38. All the comments below are true about Trump and that's why is people like him so much because he is stupid and he is an imbecile just like they are that's why they like him. Very few educated people like him he's just a disgusting person and a detriment for this

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