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Time to face facts: Ivanka Trump talks weird and writes weird. In 2010, the journalist and critic Tom Bissell described the surreal and bad film The Room as a “movie that an alien who has never seen a movie might make after having movies thoroughly explained to him.” This is something like how I feel about Trump’s syntax and word choice.

Some examples:

  • “Divorcing ourselves from the reality that we have full lives isn’t useful or sincere.”
  • “It’s easy to forget that communication is not just a means of relaying information but also a way of engaging with others socially.”
  • “Cuddling my little nephew Luke... the best part of an otherwise incredible day!”
  • “If being complicit is wanting to, is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact then I’m complicit.”

Here we see a pattern: using weird words in a weird way and using normal words incorrectly. She fared no better with the word “integrity” during a Thursday interview on “Fox and Friends.”

Senator Bob Corker spent months criticizing his Party’s tax plan over estimates that it will balloon the deficit to $1 trillion in its first year of implementation. He claimed he was concerned the bill would “damage the nation over the long haul.” Earlier this year, he called the national debt “the greatest threat to our nation.”

But just last week he flipped to a “yes” vote. The deficit estimate was unchanged, but some cajoling from his colleagues—including the addition of a provision related to commercial real estate holdings that would directly enrich him—had apparently been enough for him to abandon his most sacred principle. (Here I am simply pointing out the Tennessee Republican’s stated convictions, not affirming them. Deficit hawks remain charlatans.)

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How did Ivanka Trump characterize it?

“I spent a lot of time with Senator Corker as well. And he had real integrity around this process. I will say that for sure,” she said.

Ivanka!