The Economist magazine arrived recently with word that it was searching for Shakespeare in Donald Trump. The response from a Canadian letter writer tersely pointed the reader in the right direction for a smash landing.
Anthony Peterson, of Peterborough, wrote:
Mr. Trump’s tweets are straight out of Macbeth… ”a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.’’
Trump’s mumbo-jumbo is becoming Topic One for linguists. Prof John McWhorter, a Columbia University linguist, says the president’s way of speaking is “oddly adolescent” that is “linguistically unadorned.” Forever unsure of himself, Trump relies on such verbal crutches as “believe me” and “people don’t know” what I’m telling you, as if he’s sharing a surgically exposed malignancy.
In referring to this filthy rich cartoonish Mr. Mcgoo, I can only express my own frustration with the old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
Out, damned spot!