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Crucial AP Stylebook Modifications Designed for the Trump Presidency

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | November 14, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | November 14, 2016 |


A euphemism for white nationalist or white supremacist. It is hyphenated but the preferred term is “racist, anti-Semitic fringe group.”

At the Appropriate Time

A phrase as used by Donald Trump to mean “never.”

Stephen Bannon

Donald Trump’s White House Advisor. Must always be referred to as “White Supremacist Stephen Bannon,” “White Nationalist Stephen Bannon,” “Ku Klux Klan Sympathizer Stephen Bannon,” or simply, “Donald Trump’s peddler of hate.”

Breitbart News Media

A fringe news organization aligned with white supremacy and anti-semitism. The popular news organization has little relationship with the actual “news” and is mainly known for pushing conspiracy theories designed to demonize liberals and advance an agenda that favors white people.

Build the Wall

A chant uttered by many Trump supporters, referring to an impractical and logistically impossible physical barrier on the United States and Mexican border designed to keep out largely hard-working Mexican people who want to better their lives and the lives of their families by doing jobs most Americans refuse to take at wages most Americans see as insulting.


A term used by fringe right wing groups hostile to more mainstream conservatives designed to insult and belittle Republicans who resist the more fascist extremes of the Donald Trump agenda. Should not be used, except to illustrate the dangers of the white power movement.

Drain the Swamp

Colloquial term used by Donald Trump to refer to the act of removing lobbyists and other establishment figures from the executive branch and replacing them with different lobbyists and Trump family members.

No One Respects Women More than I

A phrase used by Donald Trump to deflect attention away from the fact that he has zero respect for women.

President Donald Trump

The 45th President of the United States, despite losing to his opponent by two percentage points in the popular vote. Preferably, at least once in each article, the title President Trump should be prefaced with one or more of the following adjectives: Racist, sexist, xenophobic, or serial sexual assaulter.

Sexual Misconduct

A broad term encompassing any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation. More specificity is preferred, e.g., “sexual assault” or “rape.”


Where it concerns the tempered policies of Donald Trump, the preferred terminology is “blatantly lied about campaign promises.”

Trump Supporter

A person who either actively supports the racist, sexist, xenophobic worldview of Donald Trump or shows through inaction or passivity an apathy for the rights of people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, pluralism, and the ideals of democracy.

Trump Tax Policy

A component of Donald Trump’s fiscal policy designed to further enrich the wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class, many of whom represent Trump’s core constituency.

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