Magic only fools you when you don’t know how it’s done–the technical aspects of the trick.
A magician watches another magician and he might be impressed by the delivery but he’s not fooled by the method. He knows how it’s done.
Trump is a magician, like David Blaine. Instead of using sleight of hand to con his observers, Trump uses “sleight of words.”
People fall for it because they haven’t studied his method–the technical aspects of his use of language.
The good news: We can learn all the “magic tricks” Trump uses to fool people by studying the attached cheat sheet which defines all of the logical fallacies.
These logical fallacies aren’t new, they’ve been around since the beginning of time. They’re just hard to memorize so very few of us do.
Without a solid understanding of these, however, we might be prone to grant credence to dubious and false statements.
But with an understanding of these tricks we see the method.
So use the download below to arm yourself against trickery.
(Or trick others who haven’t studied it just like Trump. Your choice. Free country. Love to all.)
These were modified and simplified for this post from https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/