Rhetorical Analysis Of Donald Trump's Speech

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In his speech at the Republican National convention, presidential nominee Donald Trump pleaded to the American people that he is the best fit candidate to be the next president of the United States. He developed his argument by using various fallacies such as poisoning the well. Trump's purpose was to sway the American people towards believing that he is the most trustworthy candidate in order to persuade them to vote for him instead of his rival, Hillary Clinton. He used an assuring tone with his Republican audience in an attempt to ensure that he will get all of their votes. After accepting the speech, Donald J. Trump continued to communicate to the American people that if he is elected into office, he will increase safety, prosperity, and …show more content…
To win an election in today's world, a presidential candidate has to be able to do certain things that have never been demanded in the past, such as respond to a national event on Twitter, an aspect that has never been a factor in previous elections. In Trump's case, a candidate must also be able to make a splash with what they have to say, and a splash that is big enough to get society to respond and take notice. Candidates can fly under the radar and be overlooked if the younger generation never hears about them on social media. That is why Donald Trump's strategies are very effective. The strong claims that he makes by using fallacies toward Hillary Clinton fuel the fire that is Donald Trump's campaign. If he is able to create a big enough splash, he will get publicity, which is exactly what he wants. Also, his opponent has much more experience than he does in Washington D.C. so he must attack her weaknesses in order to get a larger following. This is why he tries to make himself seem trustworthy, because that is exactly what she is not. In using these strategies, Trump has gained a massive following within the Republican party and it can be ensured that he will continue to use these strategies. Any successful presidential candidate must use an array of devices and fallacies to persuade the American people to believe they are best fit to run the