By Gianluca Mezzofiore | 24 April 2017
MASHABLE — Donald Trump’s verbal prowess has often raised eyebrows among the public, with baffled linguists often in the uncomfortable situation to try to guess what he was trying to say on several occasions (the ‘bigly’ vs. ‘big league’ debate, anyone?
So it doesn’t exactly come as a surprise that AP’s transcribers struggled to discern what the U.S. president was saying during an interview with White House correspondent Julie Pace.
In the transcript of its Friday interview, AP found 16 (!) “unintelligible” instances, which is quite a compelling figure for a single interview.
It isn’t clear whether Trump mumbled nonexistent words or the recording was of poor quality. […]