Monday, May 22, 2017

Presidential Politics: (to) COME UP

DID THE SUBJECT COME UP, OR DIDN'T IT?


That's what everybody wants to know.

This two-word verb is very hot right now in presidential politics. It's in conversation and in the written news.

Former Trump adviser on discussing sanctions with the Russians: 'I can't definitively say' it never came up



We can visit this same topic viewing the following video:
 

"Good Morning, America" with George Stephanopolous


After listening to the video of the interview, do you believe the topic of sanctions ever came up? Take our poll. 

 

Let's look at another example from the news. Here is a sentence from a New York Times news article:


"The White House says this account is not correct. And Mr. Trump, in an interview on Thursday with NBC, described a far different dinner conversation with Mr. Comey in which the director asked to have the meeting and the question of loyalty never came up."



Reading that article, do you believe the topic of loyalty came up to Mr. Trump during that dinner?

Finally, let's visit this same word but in a different article.


"Previously, Flynn had flat out denied that the topic of sanctions came up during the phone call — answering “no” twice when directly asked about the matter — but presented with Thursday’s Post report, a spokesperson changed his tune. “While he had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up,” the spokesperson said, which is odd, considering we’re talking about a conversation that happened a month and a half ago."



Keep your eyes peeled on the news.  We're likely to hear and see this two-word verb used again and again!


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