Trump’s Whataboutism Debate Strategy Explained 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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