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President Trump has said on a number of occasions, "How can they impeach me when I'm doing such a great job?" Is the fallacy here merely a non-sequitur (job performance is unrelated to whether an impeachable offense has been committed), or does a different fallacy apply?
asked on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 12:22:17 PM by Jim

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Haha! It seems to be a fallacy in its own right to confuse narcissistic ramblings with any specific type of fallacious logic.

The mere statement: "How can they impeach me when I'm doing such a great job?" is certainly a questionable premise form of non sequitur, but isn't the overall or underlying deception an actual Argument ad misericordiam, or Appeal to Sympathy?

Description: The attempt to distract from the truth of the conclusion or claim by the use of sympathy.

The president is accused of impeachable offenses
The president and his supporters claim he is doing a really good job
Therefore, the president is innocent.

answered on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 12:51:10 PM by mchasewalker


Bo Bennett, PhD
Man, borderline insanity/total ignorance as to what "impeach" means. But generally and fallaciously speaking, a non-sequitur would be the best match since his "doing such a great job" has nothing to do with impeachable offenses.
answered on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 12:24:55 PM by Bo Bennett, PhD



Probably Tokenism, because the fact that he is doing a good job does not excuse whatever he did to get impeached (I don't actually know what he did).

answered on Monday, Mar 09, 2020 05:56:16 PM by Aryan

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