Alisyn Camerota interviews Sebastian Gorka about defeating ISIS and Russian meddling.

By KC Dennison
07/16/2017 • 12:00 AM EST

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: Click or tap on any techniquesee definition - the definition will be displayed here.
that appears in bold to show its definition.
: post hocsee definition - proclaiming that because something occurred after X, it was caused by X, when no causal relationship may exist at all.
: Crediting Trump for all ISIS territorial losses after he took office, when those victories were just a continuation of a strategy started under Obama in 2015.[1]
: The "8000 mile screwdriver" is a term coined to describe Donald Rumsfeld's micro-managing of the troops in Iraq, during the Bush administration.[2]
: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Gorka trivializes Trump's failure to address election meddling with Putin, in the face of saving lives in Syria.
: reversal of realitysee definition - a statement that is not only verifiably false, but is the exact opposite of the truth.
: Gorka suggests that Trump looking weak in front of Putin and attacking U.S. intelligence agencies at Helsinki proves he's very forceful and sent a very clear message to stop meddling in U.S. elections.[3]
: minimizationsee definition - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things.
: Gorka trivializes Trump's ineptitude in addressing election meddling with Putin, in the face of other more pressing issues.
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Gorka shifts the focus from Don Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer to get dirt on Clinton to a DNC consultant meeting with Ukrainian officials to get dirt on Manafort.[4]
: attacking the ratingssee definition - attacking a news organization's ratings, circulation, or popularity, while not refuting the substance of its criticism.
: the American peoplesee definition - promoting a position as having the overwhelming support of all Americans, while providing no evidence that it does.
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Gorka shifts the focus from the misdeeds of Trump associates to the misdeeds of the Clintons.
: it's sadsee definition - giving the impression that something has the universal disapproval of everyone, while providing no evidence that it does.

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References
2. "Rumsfeld's 8,000-Mile Screwdriver". The Washington Post. Published: May 18, 2008.

3. "How Trump Ended Up Looking Weak in Front of Putin". Time. Published: July 16, 2018.