Study Trump At Lowest Grammar Level Of All Candidates
Many people recognize that when Donald Trump speaks, nonsense comes out. However, if you ask the candidate, he’s a great orator. Yet according to a new study, it turns out he speaks like an eleven-year-old child.
“[The Obama Administration] say[s] one of its achievements this year is ‘bringing peace to Syria.’ The whole world is talking about it. The level of stupidity is incredible. I’m tellin’ you,” Trump said at a rally in December of 2015.
“I used to use the word incompetent. Now I just call them stupid. I went to an Ivy League school. I’m very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words,but there is no better word than stupid. Right?” he said.
The Hill reports:
The study, by the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, scored Trump’s grammar at a fifth-grade level. The rest of the candidates’ grammar was scored between sixth- and eighth-grade levels.The study looked at nearly 40 speeches from the 2016 campaign cycle delivered by Trump, GOP rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.All candidates performed better when graded on their vocabulary skills.Sanders scored highest in vocab, ranking at the 11th-grade level in the speech he made announcing his candidacy.Trump and Clinton both scored at the eighth-grade level for vocab in the speeches announcing their candidacies. Cruz’s inaugural speech was at the ninth-grade level.“This analysis shows the changes that candidates make in the level of their speech according to the type of speech. It also reflects each candidate’s combination of personal delivery style and their analysis of the level of the audience they want to address,” the study’s authors wrote.