Sad! Pathetic! Fake News!
Have those words crept — burst! — into your vocabulary in the past couple of years?
Any president has an impact on public rhetoric. But the influence of what I'll call Trumptalk, derived from the president's frequent tweets, may be even more communicable.
Sarcastic nicknames! Punchy phrases! Staccato sentences! Exclamation points scattered like bowling pins! We all talk like that now!