Some presidents are verbose, others are downright taciturn…but every president develops language at their own pace. President Obama, for example, used the word “empathy” in 2008, before he was even elected. President George W. Bush, running on a platform of “compassionate conservatism,” used the phrase correctly when accepting his party’s nomination in 2000. As we enter the first 100 days of a new administration, Donald Trump has yet to hit either of these milestones.
These 15 words and phrases are considered to be the building blocks of a U.S. president’s vocabulary. See how your new president measures up!
- Progressive tax rate
- Separation of powers
Just because your president isn’t yet able to say these words, it doesn’t mean he can’t get there. And remember, if he does start saying them, he may not be able to use them correctly in every context.
If you are worried about your president’s inability to reach these milestones, trust your instincts and express your concerns to your representatives in Washington.