Sunday, February 7, 2016

Attack on Hillary's Ethos

After Donald Trumps disappointment in barely placing second in the Iowa caucus last week, he gave a speech where he used some logical fallacy in order to down play his competition. He took on the ad hominem logical fallacy in order to attack at Hillary's character, claiming she has "other problems." This was an attack to Hillary;s ethos and character. Trumps complete quote was "I don't know what's gonna happen with Bernie and Hillary. Hillary's got other problems maybe bigger than the problem she has in terms of nominations." Trump attacked the ethos of his opponent using the ad hominem approach, which means "attack of the man." This was most definitely Trumps way of attacking the man without a real argument to support his claim.

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