A Contrast of Styles
I offer you this brief comparison of two great presidents: the one who made America great, and the one who is making her great again.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
— George Washington, June 8th, 1783
George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019
Am I perhaps mistaking mere historical changes in verbal convention for substantial differences in tone? After all, “You say tomato….”