In a world where politicians must communicate with their followers and try to gain the trust of the audience
how do they assure that they reach out in the most effective way to the citizens? This speech given by Trump is an example of how to do just that.
Trump opens the speech by placing America on a pedestal and confirming that America is the number one country.
“Because we understand that America is NOT a land cloaked in darkness, America is the torch that enlightens the entire world.” (l. 29-30)
By mentioning we, he creates this family and strengthens the connection between him and his listeners. This quote is also marked by two important Metaphors: Cloaked and torch.
He underlines that America is NOT the slum of the world by mentioning cloaked but on the other hand that they are the front leaders of the world by mentioning torch.