Friday, February 5, 2016

Trump's Fallacies

Donald Trump is known in the media for his crazy remarks. Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, logical fallacies have been greatly used. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz go back and forth on stage. In Iowa, the votes between the two are very close. Trump feels that Cruz should not be eligible to serve as president because he was born in Canada. Trump states that many people have brought up this issue before. Trump Vs. Cruz

Trump uses Ad Hominem to attack Cruz. "He never had a chance. Now, he's doing a little bit better so he might have a four or five percent chance". Trump admits that he did not care too much for Cruz at first but, Cruz is now rising in the polls and that is what brought his attention to him. Trump is intimidated by Cruz because they are so close in polls. Trump also appeals to the audience by using ethos. He tries to convince the audience that since Cruz was not born on American soil, he should not be eligible to run for president.

1 comment:

  1. I just found out that Ted Cruz was born in Canada last night and am wondering why Cruz is still running for president? I thought one of the requirements to run for president was to be an American-born citizen. I hope neither Cruz or Trump win the Republican election.