Donald Trump On English Grammar

Donald Trump’s Best Words: “Badly”

Trump recently said to a reporter; “I feel badly for Paul Manafort.”

What is good grammar, badly or bad?

We found this answer in The English Language & Usage Stack Exchange:

“I feel badly” would mean you are having difficulty in feeling at all – which would be a rather unusual thing to say 🙂

In general the verb “to feel” will take an adjective (happy, sad, good, bad, angry, relieved) after it to indicate the feeling, rather than an adverb.


It’s not for me to say just how the President should feel about Paul Manafort’s dismal plight…though I do have an opinion on the matter. He can feel bad or feel good. That’s his prerogative

I’m just saying what people who know English grammar say he should say when he says how he feels.

And, incidentally, what you should say if you want to be regarded as an educated person who knows all the best words.

You say “I feel bad.”

I’m not telling you how you should feel, just what you should say when you tell people how you feel.

One can only speculate just how many millions of Donald Trump’s followers will begin to say how “badly” they feel for the President as he faces unending troubles and trials of his own.

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