trumpery

  1. ptosis profile image78
    ptosisposted 16 months ago

    I thought this was a new word but it isn't

    trump·er·y (trŭmpə-rē)
    n. pl. trump·er·ies
    1. Showy but worthless finery; bric-a-brac.
    2. Nonsense; rubbish.
    3. Deception; trickery; fraud.
    [Middle English trompery, deceit, from Old French tromperie, from tromper, to deceive.]

    U of Michigan students called police because the words 'Donald Trump"  was written in chalk.  At Emory University, some students were crying from being 'chalked'.

    The Chalkocaust:

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    New York Times columnist Charles Blow refuses to use the name.

    It is already listed on wiki as a eponyms, between Trotskyism  & tylerize

  2. Austinstar profile image82
    Austinstarposted 16 months ago

    Is that the poster child for Trump University? Or just what they teach there?

    1. ptosis profile image78
      ptosisposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      I don't believe they actually 'taught' anything at the University except the Art of the Scam and they were the victims. I would read or listen to the audiobook; 'The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time', and learn the same lessons that would be a whole lot less expensive.

      A thrilling psychological detective story investigating how con artists, the supreme masterminds of malevolent reality-manipulation, prey on our propensity for believing what we wish were true and how this illuminates the inner workings of trust and deception in our everyday lives.
      --Maria Popova, Brain Pickings



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