They are usually selling something you wouldn’t want to buy, unless you were scared out of your wits. Here’s another example from Donald Trump:
And we must support the victims of crime. I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims. The office is called VOICE, Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement.
We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media and silenced by special interests. Joining us are four very brave Americans whose government failed them. Their names are Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver, and Jessica Davis. Jamiel’s 17-year-old son was viciously murdered by an illegal immigrant gang member, who had just been released from prison.
And so on, and so on. As the late great Molly Ivins might have said, it sounded a lot better in the original German. (Thanks to Jamelle Bouie.)