HomeInternational Journal of Multidisciplinary: Applied Business and Education Researchvol. 3 no. 2 (2022)

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Donald Trump’s Rhetorical Animosity Against Illegal Immigrants

Maico Demi B. Aperocho | Lois Alyanna C. Ates | Dona Bella P. Corias



This study looked at the discourses used by former U.S. President trump’s against the immigrants. Specifically, the rhetorical expressions, metaphorical approaches, semantic expressions, linguistic features and classifications of ideologies in the political discourses were explored. Findings show that the discourses contained various rhetorical expressions and discourse patterns in his political speeches. With the use of conceptual metaphor theory for analysis, it showed that he expressed racism against immigrants and immigration and his political speeches also contained evidences of negative rhetorical expressions towards illegal immigrants. Findings show that the discursive components could be very instrumental in determining how politicians or leaders express their political ideologies on the issue about immigration, racism, and other socio-political issues in a country.