Evidence of that devolution lies everywhere. On a recent Monday, for instance, the Drudge Report ran this headline: "Suspect preplanned to interrupt Dayton rally..."You know a suspect is serious when he not only plans an interruption, but preplans it.
Ah, yes. But the phenomenon is hardly confined to Trump supporters. The ghastly use of like as a crutch is ubiquitous. And Trump may be doing nothing other than demonstrating a mastery of the vernacular. If you want to win people over, it's good to speak their language. And is the redundancy of those the author regards as his intellectual inferiors any worse than the incomprehensible jargon issuing these days from the academy? We live in a debased age, run by credentialed mediocrities.