Donald Trump Didn’t Always Talk Like He Does Now

“The experts noted clear changes from Trump’s unscripted answers 30 years ago to those in 2017, in some cases stark enough to raise questions about his brain health. They noted, however, that the same sort of linguistic decline can also reflect stress, frustration, anger, or just plain fatigue.”

For a moment, let’s set aside the things Donald Trump says and instead focus on the way he says them.

This STAT article compares how Trump used to speak — especially when being asked difficult questions by reporters — to the way he speaks now and finds his linguistic patterns have radically changed.

The changes in Trump’s speech patterns are so dramatic that a group of linguistics experts and psychologists suggest he may suffer from cognitive decline due to aging and/or it’s a side effect of stress and frustration.