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Why Trump Uses Mock Spanish

The real reason the president says words such as loco and hombres
Source: Jacquelyn Martin / AP

When Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that Democrats “have gone absolutely ‘Loco,’” the most surprising thing about it was that he had never called anyone loco on Twitter before.

There was a time last fall when Trump couldn’t using the Spanish loanword for in speeches and interviews. As the database of presidential statements reveals, from late September to early November, Trump used at no fewer than 10 different events. Most of the time it appeared in his rambling stump speeches supporting Republicans in the midterm elections. He

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