Five New Trumpisms

In the latest offering from the occasional New Words feature in this blog, here, under the influence of Donald Trump, are five neologisms about the leading Republican candidate (at this point) in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Use them or not. For me, it's not a hillary to die on.


repubagogue 
noun 
A GOP presidential candidate and former reality TV star who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices, including fear in its many facets, rather than employing rational argument. 


A repubagogue, using old technique, can draw new voices to political realm

trumpiquity 
noun 
The pervasive sense that mediated images of Donald J. Trump are everywhere, or in many places simultaneously. 


The trumpiquity of images of New York business mogul 

idonic 
adjective
Happening in the fashion of the ancient literary technique of irony, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to observers although unknown to the speaker, updated for utterances conveyed by Republican candidate Donald J. Trump in the 2016 primary season. 


"This is not a normal situation, folks," an idonic Trump tells large Florida crowd

idonaldatry
noun 
Extreme admiration, love, reverence, or fawning for GOP candidate Donald J. Trump


Idonaldatry on display in 2016 at Alabama rally

reductio ad Trumpum
Latin for "reduction to Trump"
The argument that a position forwarded is the same as one advocated by Donald Trump, thereby "proving" that the argument is undesirable or unsound. 
It is not good enough to resort to the reductio ad Trumpum fallacy to discount an argument. He does make some sound points, including the business motive in media coverage of him. See trumpiquity above. :)



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