Yes I can barely stand listening to Trump speak anymore. Is the intestines irritation I feel a result of me associating his disciple ideas and policies with the sound of his voice or is it his voice and his patterns of speech. Or both. It is both but he does have a way of speaking that is intensely irritating to someone like me and this article does help explain what is driving me crazy listening to him.

Trump’s speeches can be appealing because he uses a lot of salesmen’s tricks

Lakoff, for his part, has an explanation for why Trump’s style of speaking is so appealing to many. Many of Trump’s most famous catchphrases are actually versions of time-tested speech mechanisms that salesmen use. They’re powerful because they help shape our unconscious.

Take, for example, Trump’s frequent use of “Many people are saying…” or “Believe me” — often right after saying something that is baseless or untrue. This tends to sound more trustworthy to listeners than just outright stating the baseless claim, since Trump implies that he has direct experience with what he’s talking about. At a base level, Lakoff argues, people are more inclined to believe something that seems to have been shared.

Donald Trump’s strange speaking style, as explained by linguists

When Donald Trump goes off script, transcribing him can be a challenge. As someone covering him during this campaign, I can attest to this. When he’s speaking off the cuff, his rambling remarks can be full of digressions and hard-to-follow tangents. He often jumps to an entirely new thought before finishing his previous one.

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