trumpery

  1. ptosis profile image72
    ptosisposted 20 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 image87
    Austinstarposted 20 months ago

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

    1. ptosis profile image72
      ptosisposted 20 months agoin 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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