Removing grammar from Trump’s speech is another favorite schoolyard trick Lefties like to use in their desperate bid to brand him as stupid. They take his conversational speech and write it up without the paragraph spaces, commas, periods, and capital letters it needs to be understood clearly when read.
David Plotz was editor of the online magazine SLATE.com (I call it S’LATE), before hosting the Slate Political Gabfest. A great example of the Fake News they would publish may be seen here. Under the headline “Help Us Diagram This Sentence by Donald Trump!” readers are invited to figure out or translate a “sentence” by Trump. They then drop the following jumble of words, deliberately removing most grammar:
Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.
S’LATE used this schoolboy tactic of changing the grammar to make Trump look less intelligent. Let’s undo their lie. To see the video and transcripts I use this page at Factbase. Below is the actual quote, which I have checked. The part S’LATE left out is shown in red. The rest, as you can see, is written properly, and there are many sentences, not one.
A lousy deal. But we only make lousy deals. I call Obama the 5 for 1 President. We get Bergdahl; they get five guys that they dreamed of, and that’s the problem. So the Iran deal — any time, anywhere, we want to be able to inspect. They got 24 days and notice-provisions and all. By the time, it could be months and months and months. By that time, it’s gone, but you know what irks me?
Look, having nuclear. My uncle was a great professor and scientist, and engineer—Dr. John Trump at MIT. Good genes. Very good genes, okay? The Wharton School of Finance. Very good. Very smart. You know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world. It’s true. But when you’re a conservative Republican, they try, oh, do they do a number.
That’s why I always start, went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune. You know, I have to give my credentials all the time because we’re a little disadvantaged. But you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me; it would have been so easy. And it’s not as important as these lives are; nuclear is so powerful.
My uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power, and that was 35 years ago, he would explain the power of what was going to happen, and he was right. Who would have thought? But when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners, now, it used to be three—now it’s four. But when it was three, and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger fellas—and it is fellas because you know they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men.
So you know, it’s going to take them about another 150 years, but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, and they just killed. They just killed us, this is horrible, but I would have said at the beginning, fellas; nothing. We get nothing. We don’t, the prisoners—and Kerry said the other day and so did Obama—we didn’t want to negotiate and complicate the negotiations. What’s complicated? Say, Excuse me. Oh, it’s too complicated; this is crazy.
Then we’re giving them billions and billions and billions of dollars. We shouldn’t give it to them. It should have been off the table. Why are we giving them? So I said, “Why aren’t you bringing this up and not letting them have all this money?” And they didn’t want to do that either.
They didn’t want to complicate it, so I said—this is the most incredible—and then, of course, we’re fighting them between Yemen, you know, where they’re representing the other side very successfully by the way and other places. And they didn’t want to talk about the various hot spots because they didn’t want to complicate the negotiations. And you know there’s a bad signal when you go across, and you see on television the Iranian chief negotiator, he goes home, and they’re celebrating him in the streets. Right? They’re having parades. They’re honoring him. … We’re like a bunch of slobs.
The above was conversational speech, not written speech. If you go into a bar and record people, this is what it is like; informal and chatty. If you were to take any bar talk and write it up without proper grammar, all in a row, without periods or adequate spacing, it would look like gibberish, whether it’s William Jefferson Clinton, George Walker Bush, or Barack Hussein Obama.
So who is this knucklehead David Plotz anyway?
In this Vimeo video, you can see Plotz interviewing and promoting his wife, Hanna Rosin, who refused to take his name and is plotting the end of men. It’s a mixture of nepotism, genocide, and suicide. My – you have lost the plot, Plotz.
As for your hatchet job on Trump, he speaks far more cleverly, wittily, and informatively than you. Your sweating, stuttering performance in the Vimeo I just watched was truly pathetic. Let’s do to you what you did to Trump. Here are your words from that video, assembled without grammar – to see just how silly you sound:
Folks – help us diagram this sentence by David Plotz!
Hannah who is then had just started as a as a reporter researcher for the New Republic was uh f-f-freelancing a coupla stories for the editor of city paper—and we we’d never met I’d never heard of her but one day a few weeks after I started the editor of city paper Jack Schaeffer said to me y’know I’ve just met eh the the future Mrs Plotz and at the very same time he had told Hannah I’ve just hired the future Mr Rosin and so a coupla months after that we did meet didn’t meet but a coupla months after that I went to a New Republic Christmas party which is weird cos you wouldn’t I’d never thought of that why did does the New Republic have Christmas parties is it um in any case I went to a New Republic Christmas with a another woman who hey another fellow intern of hanus who had sort of semi dated um er in semi lugubrious way—I’m getting I’m getting I um—it’s not inappropriate I’m getting to the point I’m getting to point in any case I go to the party and I Hannah has pointed out to me across the room and ah and I walk over to her and I had obviously been pointed out to her and the very first thing she said to me was so I hear you’re the future Mr Rosin and I said and I hear you’re the future Mrs Plotz and here it is nineteen years…
There’s much more, but let’s leave it there. I’ve been totally Plotzed out.