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Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:42 PM

Donald Trump takes credit for inventing the word 'fake'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-takes-credit-inventing-164820297.html

Donald Trump has apparently taken credit for creating the word “fake”, during a television interview.

The President of the United States suggested he had coined the term as he lashed out at the media for its coverage of his response to the Puerto Rican hurricane victims.

During an interview aired on Christian channel Trinity Broadcasting, Mr Trump also defended his decision to hurl “beautiful, soft towels” to those affected by Hurricane Maria in the style of a basketball player taking shots.

“I think one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is ‘fake'," he said.

“I guess other people have used it, perhaps, over the years, but I’ve never noticed it."

Mr Trump was being interviewed by Governor Mike Huckabee, the father of his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and vocal supporter of the Trump administration.

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Reply Donald Trump takes credit for inventing the word 'fake' (Original post)
WhiteTara Oct 2017 OP
ProudLib72 Oct 2017 #1
WhiteTara Oct 2017 #7
shenmue Oct 2017 #2
WhiteTara Oct 2017 #3
shenmue Oct 2017 #12
WhiteTara Oct 2017 #19
Turbineguy Oct 2017 #4
PoorMonger Oct 2017 #5
trof Oct 2017 #10
FormerOstrich Oct 2017 #20
trof Oct 2017 #6
WhiteTara Oct 2017 #9
longship Oct 2017 #8
yallerdawg Oct 2017 #11
world wide wally Oct 2017 #13
politicaljunkie41910 Oct 2017 #14
TheBlackAdder Oct 2017 #15
NCjack Oct 2017 #16
crazycatlady Oct 2017 #17
milestogo Oct 2017 #18
L. Coyote Oct 2017 #21
TeamPooka Oct 2017 #22

Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:45 PM

1. Such a wordsmith!

Reminds me of Shakespeare.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:51 PM

7. ...

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:46 PM

2. What an idiot

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Response to shenmue (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:48 PM

3. he said that perhaps other people had used the word

but he had never heard it!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:56 PM

12. WTF

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Response to shenmue (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 10:02 PM

19. Truly a moron.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:49 PM

4. Let it be his legacy.

Every president has to have one.

Let Fake be his legacy.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:51 PM

5. This is a simplification of a real problem.

He sounds real dumb I'll grant the article that much - but he did effectively take over the term fake news and now feeds his supporters with it. There was actual fake news being taken as reality and this asshole neutered the concept and now brands anything he deems negative to him as fake -- and as dumb as it sounds it works on people. I see what he means, but the stupidest part is that he is out here bragging about it. Another example of him saying the insidious part of his strategy plainly.

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:52 PM

10. +1

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:35 PM

20. EXACTLY!!!! n/t

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:51 PM

6. To his credit, he also came up with the term "yuge".

And the phrase "Believe me".

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Response to trof (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:52 PM

9. Don't forget Bigly!

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:52 PM

8. He didn't invent the word; he just redefined the concept.

As in, moved the goal posts all the way out to center field.




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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 05:55 PM

11. "Faux News?" for a couple decades now?

If you have the vocabulary of a dotard and a moron, probably unaware of the word faux.

Although every REAL New Yorker who doesn't live in a golden tower should be familiar.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 06:01 PM

13. Funny, that's the same word I used to describe him the first time I saw him.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 06:04 PM

14. Maybe he came up with this "unique" word from looking at himself in the mirror each morning and

seeing his 'fake' hairline, his 'fake' suntan, his fake net worth, his fake intelligence, his fake university, his fake products he introduced during the GOP campaign, his fake doctor with his fake medical reports, his fake crowd size at the inauguration, his fake fund raising, and his fake Trump companies that he diverted those campaign contributions to, his fake contributions to his fake charities, his fake poll numbers, etc.

Did I leave anything out? Feel free to add anything I might have missed.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 06:38 PM

15. He never heard, "Fake University" before? Next he'll pretend he didn't hear the word, "FRAUD!"

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:04 PM

16. Hey, John Milton (the neologist who leads with 630 words still in the Oxford

Dictionary), Donald trump is gaining on you.

Trump has such gems as: fake-news and jump-start.

My prediction: "Faktoid" will be invented by Trump as the name for the underpinning fact of a story labelled fake-news by Trump.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:05 PM

17. So he 'invented' a word to describe himself?

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 09:11 PM

18. He's given new depth and dimension to the term 'asshole'.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:47 PM

21. Coming next week, Trump will attempt inventing a five letter word.

He has his eye on the word "pussy" even though he's used it himself before, perhaps, over the years, but no one has noticed.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 11:52 PM

22. he thought he coined the term "Priming the pump" too. What an idiot.

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