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Rachel Maddow Points Out That Trump Is Trying to Render the Term “Corruption” Meaningless.

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To us drumpf portraying himself as a champion of any fight against corruption is, of course, absurd on it’s face.

But then so is much of what he does.

drumpf has reasons of his own for dragging us through the muck of Ukrainian domestic politics, where state prosecutors often function in the way that he wishes out Justice Department would, as a tool for the Chief Executive to bludgeon his (or her) political opponents.

To achieve that happy (for him) goal, drumpf first seeks to render the term “corruption” meaningless.

Huffington Post

“Rachel Maddow on Monday night broke down the “little trick” that President Donald Trump and his allies are using in a bid to convince citizens that allegations of corruption are a hoax.
The host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” noted how Trump had seized on and twisted the term “fake news” (initially coined to describe made-up stories intentionally designed to mislead readers) to be used as “an epithet against all journalists” who report critically on him and his administration.

“As with their adoption and perversion of that phrase ‘fake news,’ they’re trying to make us basically linguistically incapable of characterizing the very real and very simple thing for which the president is being impeached,” Maddow explained.
“The president saying ‘corruption, corruption, corruption’ as if he is a force for anti-corruption now, it seems hilarious to hear him say it given what he’s been like as president, and given what he’s being impeached for right now,” she continued. “But I do believe we’re on a short timeframe now before which we won’t be able to use the word ‘corruption’ anymore to talk about this scandal for which the president is being impeached because by his sheer repetition of it and the adoption of it by his supporters and by the conservative media for it to mean the opposite of the real English use of that word, the word will become meaningless.”
“It will become something that is no longer available to us,” Maddow concluded. “It will become something that means both its real meaning and its opposite. It’ll be an unspeakable, unusable part of this political drama.”

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George Orwell described this drumpf tactic well:

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”  
 ―      George Orwell  

But instead of Big Brother we have Big Baby…

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