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Words Matter

October 12, 2019

Think about how it all changed so fast.  Because of someone not knowing that words matter when used at the White House.

It is not the first time–far from it–that I have stated Trump’s lack of awareness about words, and the weight they carry when used by one sitting in the Oval Office, is highly troubling.

“By the time staffers in the Situation Room got the president of Ukraine on the phone at 9:03 a.m., Trump had just finished firing off tweets claiming complete vindication from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony the day before about the Russia investigation. On the call, Trump was first to speak. He showered the 41-year-old Ukrainian, a novice politician and former comedian, with praise following his party’s victory in parliamentary elections. Zelenskiy chatted about how he wanted to “drain the swamp” in Kyiv and how he wished the European Union would provide more financial support. He told Trump that Ukraine was ready to buy more Javelin anti-tank missiles from the United States.”

“The next 10 words that came out of Trump’s mouth — ‘I would like you to do us a favor, though’ — are what triggered the House impeachment inquiry that has imperiled his presidency.”


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