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    pitching Trump as a man of faith

    Does "pitching Trump as a man of faith" mean "advocating loudly Trump as a man of faith"?

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    Dr. Ben Carson was lately fired from Donald Trump's Vice Presidential selection committee for, it seems, letting too much slip when speaking to the media, so it's not hard to imagine that soon he's going to lose his new job of pitching Trump as a man of faith to men and women of faith, considering his latest oopsie: outing Trump as a faith faker.

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    Re: pitching Trump as a man of faith

    Firstly, I find "lately fired" unnatural. I would expect to see "recently fired".

    Do you understand the meaning of "to pitch" in a non-sporting context?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: pitching Trump as a man of faith

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "pitching Trump as a man of faith" mean "advocating loudly Trump as a man of faith"? . . .
    Sort of. Pitching is used in the sense of selling, promoting, hawking, ballyhooing.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: pitching Trump as a man of faith

    I don't whether the advocacy has to be loud, but it does mean promoting or trying to convince people that he is a man of faith.

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