Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms, in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. It may also refer to intentional ambiguity in language or to actual inversions of meaning.
"Is this just like flu because people die of the flu and this is very unusual. It is a little bit different but in some ways it's easier and in some ways it's a little bit tougher" pic.twitter.com/lf7eV4oXGv— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 27, 2020
I am just now catching up on the president’s press conference about the coronavirus. Jesus Mary and Joseph, he is really an unhinged and aggressively stupid person.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February 27, 2020
WATCH: @chrislhayes on Trump’s attempt to downplay the coronavirus spread in order to help his re-election:— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) February 27, 2020
“He is literally incapable of distinguishing between what the national interest is, and what his own *personal* interest is.” #inners pic.twitter.com/SIi9a7JthV