He spoke in long, drawn-out sentences, emphasizing the word consonants, punctuated by pauses and silences that convey the sense of precision without the reality. He strung together terms that seem vaguely scientific which intimidated his interviewers into an overly cautious pose.
“Oh wow, I’m interviewing a very powerful person,” the interviewer thinks, “so I had better not say anything wrong!”
He’s been pulling this trick for 40 years. He is very good at it.link
This essay wanders a bit into the “small-print” part but that’s OK. It works well and makes several interesting points, including that Trump was tricked into locking down. ABN