UnPresidented: Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others
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as a correspondent to be here, covering this period of time has been sometimes exhausting, sometimes exasperating, sometimes exhilarating – but overwhelmingly it’s been unforgettable: the wildest of rides, the journalistic assignment of a lifetime…’ UnPresidented (great title) is a fascinating read, and Sopel has a great way with words and spot-on observations, at times making me laugh out loud (for instance, “a lot of what [Trump] says comes out as an anagram of a properly constructed sentence”). In simple bite-size pieces the author’s management of words and expansive vocabulary fills this diary with gems of observation, balanced insights and many a humorous aside. The writing is clear and factual. Never over-wordy or rambling out of control.
Experience life as a reporter on the campaign trail, as the election heats up and a global pandemic slowly sweeps in. As American lives are lost at a devastating rate, the presidential race becomes a battle for the very soul of the nation – challenging not just the Trump presidency, but the very institutions of American democracy itself. Jon Sopel has been the BBC’s North America Editor since 2014. In this partly memoir-partly reportage book, he recounts the day to day journey of reporting the 2020 United States presidential election. The story begins in mid-2019 when it was still uncertain who will be chosen as the nominee for Democratic Party up until the moment Joe Biden was announced as the president-elect on the 7th of November. You will need to appreciate the details and some witty comments that Jon Sopel injected in this book with regards to Biden’s and Trump’s personalities. But in the end, Mr Sopel says ‘election defeat to Trump was what kryptonite was to Superman.’The Republicans wasted no time in exploiting that power of definition: they deliberately subverted the distinction between peaceful protesters and looters, and labeled them all terrorists. This was not merely an example of Trumpian hyperbole—the term was used by many senior Republicans including, most ominously, in a written statement of May 31, by Attorney General William Barr announcing that “to identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces ( JTTF).”
In this section, we will provide more examples of how to use the words “unprecedented” and “unpresidented” in a sentence. These examples will help you better understand the proper usage of each word and avoid any potential confusion. Examples Of Using Unprecedented In A Sentence Though Democrats might wish it were so, this is not a repudiation of Trump and Trumpism; 2016 was not an aberration. It wasn’t just a crazy, misguided holiday romance that they have now thought better of. Tens of millions of Americans watched what he did over the four years he was president, and were happy to renew the contract for another term.' Discover the incredible true story of America's 45th President: his questionable political and personal conduct, and his unprecedented rise to power.
When it comes to using words that sound alike, it’s easy to make mistakes. One of the most common mistakes people make is using “unprecedented” when they actually mean “unpresidented”. Here are some common mistakes to avoid: Using “Unprecedented” Instead Of “Unpresidented” While the rules for using “unprecedented” and “unpresidented” are generally straightforward, there are a few exceptions where they might not apply. Here are some explanations and examples for each case: 1. Regional Differences The proper word to use is “unprecedented.” This means something that has never happened before or is unparalleled in history. On the other hand, “unpresidented” is not a word in the English language.
Un-bloody-believable. Because of what Donald Trump said from the presidential podium last night, a leading manufacturer of bleach is having to issue a statement saying whatever you do, don’t try main-lining bleach.” Sopel has not interviewed Trump, but his network of “sources” gets you as close as most journalists will ever get. With his BBC career starting at Radio Solent in 1983, he has now found himself one of the few journalists to fly on Air Force one as part of the elite press pool following the President. The life of a reporter sounds exciting, exhilarating, exhausting and for Sopel covering the presidential campaign did not disappoint. If you ever perceived politics to be boring and not for you, this book is witty, but gives a well-informed analysis of the wider politics. If it had been made for broadcast it truly fulfils the BBC’s remit as a public broadcaster to “ inform, educate and entertain”.The coronavirus feels like it is changing everything. Suddenly it's not just a public health emergency; it has the potential to upend this whole election...'