Talk Like Trump -Understanding Populist speech..video
With Donald Trump coming to the UK this week, i thought to understand why his speech patterns are so effective I found this video . It explains common populist techniques & how they works with people .
Generally populists speakers focus on 3 things
Offer to take us back to an idealized past.. ( as people get older they remember better days of their youth)
Call on us to trust gut feeling over science, reasoning, logic. (saves on effort of detail , no need for reality)
& "other" some group of people who can be blamed. ( Its not our fault its those Immigrants, elite, etc)
As an antidote to the seriousness of the video here is a summary of Trumps debating strategies.