The Science is Settled: Trump Speaks Like a Fourth-Grader

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 at 7:32 am

To be fair, that’s at least two grade levels above his supporters, who aren’t the brightest bulbs.

Donald Trump connects with voters by using simple, commanding language that even a fourth-grader could understand, a report says — and the style has been so successful that his competitors are copying it.

“To his supporters, Trump’s style is refreshingly direct,” Wired magazine’s Chelsea Coe writes, noting that a commonly used formula for assessing reading skills shows the GOP front-runner consistently speaking at a fourth-grade level.

“From a linguistic point of view, it turns out, part of the trick is not to assume a high level of literacy.”

The same Wired analysis shows the language of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio decreasing in reading level as the debates wore on.

Cruz’s language gradually decreased in complexity, starting out at almost 10th grade for the first two debates, in August and September, then falling to just above eighth grade by February and early this month.

Sadly, they realized the dumbing down of Americans is near completion. Meanwhile, Trump continues to act like a lovestruck fourth-grader:

He’s totally in love with her but can never have her. It’s driving him insane:

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6 Responses to “The Science is Settled: Trump Speaks Like a Fourth-Grader”

  1. sound awake on 18/18/16 at 11:18 am

    the fact that trump is taking flak from all sides can mean only one thing:


    trump 2016

  2. sound awake on 18/18/16 at 1:14 pm

    “Suicide Of The GOP… Or Rebirth?”

    Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via,

    Republican wailing over his prospective nomination aside, Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton like a drum in November.

    Indeed, only the fear that Trump can win explains the hysteria in this city.

    Whatever one may think of the Donald, he has exposed not only how far out of touch our political elites are, but how insular is the audience that listens to our media elite.

    As the Wizard of Oz was exposed as a little man behind a curtain with a big megaphone, our media establishment is unlikely ever again to be seen as formidable as it once was.

    Those Republicans who assert that a Trump nomination would be a moral stain, a scarlet letter, the death of the party, they are most likely describing what a Trump nomination would mean to their own ideologies and interests.

    Republican strength today, on Capitol Hill and in state offices, is at levels unseen since Calvin Coolidge. Turnout in the GOP primaries has been running at levels unseen in American history, while turnout in the Democratic primaries is below what it was in the Obama-Clinton race of 2008.

    This opportunity for Republicans should be a cause for rejoicing, not all this weeping and gnashing of teeth. If the party in Cleveland can bring together the Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich forces, the White House, Supreme Court and Congress are all within reach.

    A Trump campaign across the industrial Midwest, Pennsylvania and New Jersey featuring attacks on Hillary Clinton’s support for NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for China — and her backing of amnesty and citizenship for illegal immigrants, and for the Iraq and Libyan debacles — is a winning hand.

    The Trump campaign is not a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. It is a rebellion of shareholders who are voting to throw out the corporate officers and board of directors that ran the company into the ground.

  3. Hank on 18/18/16 at 2:40 pm

    The first rule in being a successful blogger is to speak in the vernacular of your audience. I assume that also applies to public speakers.