Do you remember middle school, when two kids got in a fight and the crowd around them started chanting, Oogh, oogh! Oogh, oogh!
Pres. Pumpkin is not talking to the people for whom words represent ideas leading to logical arguments and rational decisions. He is certainly not talking to these reporters in any important way. He is talking directly to the lizard-brains of the worst among us. And it’s been wildly successful so far.
That is what his speech pattern is. It bypasses whatever intellect his fans have. And since they no longer believe in the power of thought and reality, they reject anyone who does believe in those things.
As soon as he’s threatened, we’ll see whether this is recoverable. The only way to stop it is to put it on full ignore. I think civilization depends on it.