what happens when one reads Trump’s words as poetry


(Image from Titles from Poems Donald Trump Wrote While in College – Stone Slide Corrective)

It’s often interesting to see what breaking politician’s words down into poetry does to our reading of them. Here’s an article on the latest book to do this to Trump’s own: 

‘The best words’: Trump may be a poet without knowing it – Agence France-Presse – The Telegraph – May 11, 2017

“Among the choice bits turned to poems in the book [Make Poetry Great Again by Chris Felt] are words about his daughter that Trump said around 10 years ago.

‘I have said

if Ivanka

were not my daughter,


I would be dating her’

“Felt said the words may be ‘terribly macho, pitiful and confusing but when the quotations have space around them I see other facets of him'”.

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