Sunday, August 16, 2020

Republicans Pounce (European Version) Department: Trump Campaign Launches "Brutal Attack" and "Slaughter" on "New Buddy Couple" Biden and Harris

Following Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as VP candidate, Danish readers learned that 

Trump's Campaigners Have Launched a Brutal Attack — And They Are Targeting Biden's Sore Point (Trumps kampagne folk har indledt et brutalt angreb og de går etter Bidens ømme punkt)

The actual title of Kristian Mouritzen's piece in Denmark's Berlingske newspaper is somewhat less excessive:

'Slow Joe' and 'Phony Kamala': Trump's staff is cracking down hard on Biden's vice presidential candidate (»Langsomme Joe« og »Falske Kamala«. Trumps stab slår hårdt ned på Bidens vicepræsidentkandidat). 

Still, check out the choice of words for the pouncing Republicans and the wholesome Democrats.

The subhead reads:

The president' election team is in the process of trying to crush the Democratic buddy couple for the presidential election in November. And the tone is already set. (Præsidentens valgteam er i gang med at forsøge at knuse det demokratiske makkerpar til præsidentvalget i november. Og tonen er allerede sat).

"Makkerpar" is not as quaint an expression in Danish as "buddy couple" is in English, as it can simply mean a more neutral-sounding "double team." However, it is an intrinsically positive and cool-sounding expression, like you would expect to see in the description of one of Hollywood's road movies and one which you would not expect for a Republican ticket. Meanwhile, the article's first sentence reads: 

President Trump's campaigners have already launched a brutal, verbal, and visual slaughter of the new Democratic buddy couple for the November presidential election, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (Præsident Trumps kampagnefolk har allerede indledt en brutal, verbal og visuel slagtning af det nye demokratiske makkerpar til præsidentvalget i november, Joe Biden og Kamala Harris.)
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