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Video || Trump to Americans: “You Are the Ones” vs. Obama’s “We Are the Ones”

This is a highly produced video by the White House of President Trump’s appearance Thursday at a newly reopened steel plant in Granite City, Illinois.

BTW, what a great name for a place. Can you be a wimp and live in Granite City, Illinois? Wouldn’t make sense.

Anyway, I show you this not to glorify Trump, but because it shows him repeating the phrase “You are the ones,” as in, “You are the ones that are making American great again.” Which seems to me to be a conscious effort to contrast with Barack Obama’s famously self-glorifying, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

Referential.

Self-referential.

6 Responses to Video || Trump to Americans: “You Are the Ones” vs. Obama’s “We Are the Ones”

  1. John D Rockefeller… I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people‚Äôs efforts than 100% of my own efforts….

    Trump leverages and leads… 4.1% GDP is not Trump. It is YOU. Trump is clearing crap out of the way….

  2. BO C_I foreign asset. What country we do not know at this point. Some Muslim country seem the most likely.
    Crises if the American people found out the his election was created by foreign actors gaming the election. Prince Al Weed?

  3. This kind of thing goes all the way back to the early days of the 2016 campaign.
    When Obama was campaigning, the crowd would chant “O-bam-a, O-bam-a”.
    When MrTrump was campaigning, the crowd would chant “U.S.A.,U.S.A.”.

    • Great point. Obama fostered a political atmosphere of idol worship (he being the idol) which was elevated to an extremely toxic political climate. And this was promoted by the media every day. All the while he and his associates were “fundamentally transforming” the country. It was an extremely poisonous era in our political history. We are still dealing with it.