Former President Donald Trump announced that, if elected in 2024, he will cease the habit of referring to himself in the third person. The unexpected commitment was made during a rally where Trump assured the crowd that a second term would bring about a newfound humility in his linguistic choices.
“I’ve been thinking, folks, maybe it’s time for a change. If you give me another shot at this, I promise you won’t hear Trump talk about Trump like Trump is someone else,” Trump declared, leaving his audience momentarily bewildered.
This unprecedented vow has ignited a wave of speculation about what a Trump presidency without third-person self-references might look like. Critics argue that it’s a desperate attempt to soften his image, while supporters see it as a sign of a more modest and self-aware leader.
Trump’s announcement has prompted bookmakers to open odds on whether he can resist the allure of speaking about himself in the third person. The odds, however, seem to be as unpredictable as the man himself.
In a press conference, a White House correspondent dared to ask Trump if this pledge was genuine or just another twist in his unpredictable political narrative. Trump responded with a cryptic smile, saying, “You’ll have to wait and see. Trump always keeps them guessing.”
As the 2024 election season gains momentum, one thing is for sure: the prospect of a Trump presidency without the familiar third-person syntax has added a new layer of intrigue to the already tumultuous world of American politics. It seems the only thing more unpredictable than Trump’s speeches is the promise of a Trump who speaks differently.