Argumentum ad Trumpum

You have only to associate an idea with Trump for it to be discredited

Dalrymple writes that

if an opinion can in some way be made to resemble Trump’s ideas, if only by taking it to its logical conclusion, no further refutation is necessary. It stands refuted.

He who resorts to the argumentum ad Trumpum argues

not with his brain but with his viscera. He so hates Trump that anything that could be remotely imputed to Trump renders it unworthy of further mental consideration.

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  • Nick Hunt  On April 19, 2020 at 19:28

    Trump knows this and wants that hate to show itself in public. That’s why he uses Daily tweets to goad them them further into spitting rage and insanity. They won’t ever win friends, influence, debate or elections like that.

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