Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Professor of Rhetoric and author of Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words

“In these essays, rhetoric scholars use a variety of perspectives to analyze and evaluate Trumpian discourse. Such efforts are important because Trump has redefined the character and purpose of presidential rhetoric. These essays draw on the expertise of scholar/critics who analyze the ways the president has exploited argument and language in order to attack and denigrate the views of those who disagree with him or who threaten his positions and policies. […] If Trump’s presidency has been disturbing and his techniques have been annoying, these essays will clarify how Trump has attracted and retained a significant body of supporters and denigrated the view of citizens and politicians who do not share his vision of the nation and the world.”

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