George Lakoff says Trump "weaponizes words." A solution? The "truth sandwich"


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Linguist George Lakoff, a vocal critic of President Trump, tells Brian Stelter that news outlets are empowering Trump to "lie" to the public. He's critical of Stelter and other journalists for repeating Trump's claims, even in the context of fact-checking. He makes the cases that Trump has "turned words into weapons," and "he's winning the linguistic war." via Knit

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