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Old 16th October 2020, 02:27 PM   #1
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Translation of Trumpisms

I'l give a couple of examples

When Trump says, "Lots of people are saying" he means "I'm totally making this up, but in two hours Fox News will be repeating it and supporting it, and by this time tomorrow all the members of my cult will believe it."

When Trump says "Nobody knew" it means, "I didn't know". There are so many things that nobody knows.
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Old 16th October 2020, 05:10 PM   #2
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Whenever he starts a sentence with "Sir" as in (someone said to him) "Sir,..." whatever follows never happened.

When he says "Can I be honest?" or says "Honestly," whatever follows is a lie. Oh, hell...let's just cut this short. Practically everything he says is a lie.

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Old 16th October 2020, 05:20 PM   #3
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A comment on Youtube suggested that when he begins the "accordion jazz hands" he is also not being completely forthright.
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Old 16th October 2020, 05:28 PM   #4
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Somehow "two weeks" translates to "never, if I have anything to say about it".
Go figure.
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Old 16th October 2020, 07:34 PM   #5
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"You don't know that" means 'trust my words, not your lying eyes'
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Old 16th October 2020, 07:37 PM   #6
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"Enemy of the People" means someone who doesn't praise Trump.
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Old 16th October 2020, 07:54 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
...Oh, hell...let's just cut this short. Practically everything he says is a lie.
To borrow a description once applied to a sports team owner:
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Q. How can you tell when trump is lying?
A. When his lips are moving.
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Old 16th October 2020, 07:54 PM   #8
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When he uses "they" in a sentence, the pronoun can be read at least 4 different ways.
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Old 17th October 2020, 12:18 AM   #9
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"I know that, you know that." = he just pulled it out of his arse.
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Old 17th October 2020, 01:24 AM   #10
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"You wouldn't believe it" = You shouldn't believe it
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Old 17th October 2020, 01:37 AM   #11
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"Believe me" = "I'm lying so hard my pants are exhibiting new states of matter"
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Old 17th October 2020, 01:42 AM   #12
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"Deep State" = "Rule of Law"

(originally by David Frum)
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Old 17th October 2020, 03:52 AM   #13
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"...the likes of which the world has never seen." = "Not gonna happen", or "Didn't happen."
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Old 17th October 2020, 05:33 AM   #14
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Old 17th October 2020, 05:40 AM   #15
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"Nobody knows this!" = Everybody knows this but the President of the United States just learned about it.
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Old 17th October 2020, 05:47 AM   #16
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Old 17th October 2020, 07:33 AM   #17
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Old 17th October 2020, 08:02 AM   #18
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"Lock her up!" = "Focus on someone else for a while as opposed to my numerous illegalities."
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Old 17th October 2020, 08:47 AM   #19
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They couldn't believe how smart I am, they said, "Sir, how do you know so much about [insert some scientific topic]" = they explained it to him using kindergarten terminology and it made him feel smart. No one wanted to tell him how stupid he is.
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Old 17th October 2020, 09:14 AM   #20
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“I’m a senior,” the 74-year-old said. “I know you don’t know that. Nobody knows that. Maybe you don’t have to tell them, but I’m a senior.”
He means he's a senior, I guess.
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Old 17th October 2020, 10:50 AM   #21
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"We'll see what happens." = "I have no intention of doing anything regarding this issue."
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Old 17th October 2020, 11:06 AM   #22
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What does covfefe mean?
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Old 17th October 2020, 11:08 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
"They are doing {bad thing}" = "I am doing {bad thing}"

This.
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Old 17th October 2020, 11:08 AM   #24
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"I am very rich" = I'm desperate for cash.
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Old 17th October 2020, 12:30 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
"I am very rich" = I'm desperate for cash.
Putin just told me he topped up my Saudi bank account a bit.
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Old 17th October 2020, 12:34 PM   #26
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"X is a disaster" = "I caused and/or love it that X is a disaster"

Eta: "Crooked/Sleepy etc preceeding a name = "my intellectual and ethical superior"
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Old 21st October 2020, 01:59 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
"X is a disaster" = "I caused and/or love it that X is a disaster"
...
"my intellectual and ethical superior"
...

That is a set that includes many nines of the world's population.
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Old 21st October 2020, 05:41 PM   #28
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"suburban lifestyle dream"

Overwhelmingly white, clean-cut middle class neighborhood without a minority, especially black, within a 10 mile radius.
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"suburban lifestyle dream"

Overwhelmingly white, clean-cut middle class neighborhood without a minority, especially black, within a 10 mile radius.
Mexicans are OK for doing the lawn work and nanny duties, though...
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Old 21st October 2020, 11:49 PM   #30
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Mexicans are OK for doing the lawn work and nanny duties, though...
And housekeeping. Don't forget housekeeping. But maybe that's only Venezuelans like Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe, whom he disparagingly called "Miss Housekeeping".
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Old 22nd October 2020, 12:27 AM   #31
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"X has committed crime Y!"

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I have committed crime Y.
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Old 22nd October 2020, 05:16 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
"X is a disaster" =

= "I want you to hate X but I don't want you to ask for an explanation of why you should hate X, because there isn't one."

Alternatively, "X is a disaster = X is something Obama did!"
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We're turning the corner = the number of cases and hospitalization are going up
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