Andrea Burnham Rhetorical Analysis Presidential Speech Rhetorical Analysis of Donald Trump As the elections grow closer, so does the tension between the two remaining candidates. Debates become a trash-talking event for candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as they both try to persuade the audience why the other is not qualified to run the country and will only bring America down. In Philadelphia, on September 7th, Trump preaches his beliefs and stance on national security. In his attempt to persuade the listeners to vote for him and not Clinton, Trump rhetorically structures his speech in such a way that is logical to hear and fills it with many persuasive techniques in order to sway the mind of the audience, including ethos, logos, and sweet talks his listeners. As usual, the heat between the candidates brings out the worst in them. Constantly bashing and jabbing one another to convince the audience the other candidate is unfit for the position as President of the United States. Just like most of Trump’s previous speeches, he mentions Clinton’s private-email-account scandal. By doing this, Trump attempts to imbed her mistakes into the minds of the audience. After
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