trumpery

  1. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 2 years 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:

    http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13038490.jpg

    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 image85
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

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

    1. ptosis profile image74
      ptosisposted 2 years 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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