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demagogue (noun) a person who with his speeches rouses the prejudices of the people.

A demagogue is usually a politician who rouses people and wins them over to his side by appealing to their prejudices and emotions. A white leader who rouses the prejudices of the whites against the blacks, and a black leader who rouses the prejudices of the blacks against the whites with their speeches are demagogues.

  • Senator Johnson is a real demagogue. During his election campaign, he spoke to the voters most of the time about the absence of populist measures of the party in power and about a number of welfare schemes for the less privileged he would take, if he were elected.
  • The demagogue he is, Sam made sure of the voters' support to him by talking to them about lowering the tax rates which the people loved and cutting short foreign aid to lessen the burden on the taxpayer.
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