I Know Words

“You’re way down in the polls,” the reporter said.

“I don’t care what the polls say. My campaign is like a juggernaut,” he said. “There is nothing that can derail it.”

“You sound very sure of yourself,” the reporter said. “Do you have any evidence to support your contention?”

“I have my gut and my brain,” he said. “I have a better brain than any other president in history. I’ve kept more promises than I’ve made. I’ve accomplished more in my first term than any other president has accomplished in even three or four terms. I’ve done more for the blacks than any other president, aside from Lincoln, but maybe even more than Lincoln. You know, Lincoln was a Republican. Nobody knows that.”

“You’re coming across as quite grandiloquent,” the reporter pointed out.

“Thank you,” he said.

“Do you know what that word means?” the reporter asked.

0EE52D04-9C33-49AC-A7B2-0AD3757618E0“Of course I do,” he said. “I know words. I have the best words.”

“Actually,” the reporter said, “grandiloquent means pompous with an intent to impress. It was not a compliment.”

Trump looked at his watch and said, “Whoops, time’s up. Interview is over.” He abruptly got up and walked out of the room.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (juggernaut), Word of the Day Challenge (grandiloquent), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (whoops).

26 thoughts on “I Know Words

  1. Taswegian1957 August 4, 2020 / 6:51 pm

    When I read “Grandiloquent” was the prompt last night you know who was the first person I thought of. Was pretty sure he’d be featuring in some of the posts.

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    • Fandango August 4, 2020 / 10:39 pm

      I couldn’t use that word in a prompt and not think of him.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Mister Bump UK August 4, 2020 / 10:59 pm

    The news show here tonight showed footage of this most recent interview, where he wished Ghislaine Maxwell well, I thought it was hilarious, just to see a guy so out of his depth. But I suppose it is less amusing the closer we are.
    Do you remember a Peter Sellers film called Being There? I think he starts as a gardener, says these crass things, nobody understands them so they think he is profound, and this total idiot ends up becoming Secretary of State, or something. Trump went one better.

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    • Fandango August 4, 2020 / 11:19 pm

      Yes, I loved that movie. And like Trump, Chance Gardiner is simple-minded and likes to watch TV.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mister Bump UK August 5, 2020 / 12:21 am

        ah, so he wasn’t a gardener, but was called Gardiner. I must try and find it and rewatch, but yes, a brilliant movie and eerily predictive.

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