Trump’s Whataboutism Debate Strategy Explained by John Oliver

The Danger Of 'WhatAbout-ism" arguments, by John Oliver

Whataboutism is defined by Urban Dictionary as “When you deflect criticism by pointing out flaws in your opponent, specifically using the phrase “what about x?”

This is a new concept for me but after reading the explanation of this, it’s pretty remarkable how frequently Trump uses this debate strategy. And it’s mind-blowing how effective this strategy is for Trump to deflect real issues.

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