Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Polly want a cracker: Trump as parrot

Photo source: Parrot Parrot

Reported at Want to Talk to the President? Advertise Here.  (The Atlantic, 1/31/2017)
Scary stuff. Indeed, some politicians and journalists are realizing just how much Trump’s statements are recapitulations of ideas he has just seen on TV

Related reading:
Trump and advisers remain split on how far to move toward the middle. (Washington Post, 8/27/2016)
The conversations in recent days have featured voices from a range of Republican views, all jockeying to tilt the businessman’s politics in their direction, according to those involved. Trump tends to echo the words of the last person with whom he spoke, making direct access to him even more valuable, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to talk about internal campaign discussions.  [emphasis added]

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