Prompt 7

When Donald Trump descended from the Trump Tower escalator, like the God Apollo descending from the heavens on his chariot, most news media covered the parts that cause a lot of mouth-drops. The part where he claimed to want to build a wall, make Mexico pay for it, how Mexico is causing a lot of domestic problems within the US. These stories cover the whole story, from beginning to end. They are augmented with quotes from spectators and background information. That background information is required as additional reporting for context’s sake. For example, where would “Holmes” come from, if the lecturer isn’t named Holmes? These stories are more like features for the event. Often, the writers back up their notes with testimony from other eye-witnesses. But, with my own cynical view, the 2016 announcement in full would’ve been quite boring compared to that juicy highlight about Mexico.

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