Epergesis (e-per-gee’-sis): Interposing an apposition, often in order to clarify what has just been stated.

President Trump, the idiot-in-chief, called the emergent pandemic a hoax–I heard it with my own ears! Now, he’s blaming WHO for his inept and catastrophic handling of the pandemic.  So, one must conclude that WHO told him it was a hoax and he went with their advice and did nothing for awhile and let the virus spread in the US. Trusting WHO’s advice led to all our problems. Clearly none of this was Trump’s fault. WHO is out of control. Bad WHO! Killer WHO! Communist sympathizing WHO spread China’s lies! They want to ruin our economy and make us all slaves to their imperial ambitions.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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