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Interviewed by Matt Sedensky for AP News story. Published April 26, 2017.

Screenshot of AP News story from April 26, 2017Summary:

Campaign promises may have been reshaped and some self-imposed deadlines reset. But among the things kept intact in the opening months of the new administration is the unmistakably distinct style of President Donald Trump’s speech.


Trump’s trademark talk is full of rambling, aside-filled bursts of simple but definitive words, laden with self-congratulatory bravado and claims that have fact-checkers working overtime, all dispatched from mind to lips in such record time it seemingly bypasses any internal filter.

Logo for Associated PressIt has been a source of curiosity for language scholars and laymen alike, sparked anew by a recent Associated Press interview with Trump that has brought newfound opportunity for parsing a brand of presidential oratory not previously recorded.


Sedensky, Matt. “Linguists Search for Words in Parsing Trump’s Oratory.” AP News, Associated Press, New York. April 26, 2017.

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