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    communications shop

    How is it possible that there is a shop in the White House? The name "the White House communications shop" looks funny to me as if it is made by media to ridicule Trump for selling any news he wants regardless of facts or truths.

    Just a wild guess. What does "shop" mean here?

    In addtion, does "get it out" mean "show it" or "demonstrate it"?

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    Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci took over the White House communications shop Friday, saying President Trump is “doing a phenomenal job and we just need to get it out there a little more aggressively.”


    Trump sounded a similar note in his statement announcing the appointment.

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    Re: communications shop

    The things that an adminstration wants to communicate are carefully crafted, so the use of "shop" isn't so unusual. It's a little informal, but isn't meant for ridicule in my opinion.

    "Get it out there" means to promote, to publicize.

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    Re: communications shop

    Shop can mean "the place where something is assembled". In this case it's a shorter word for office.
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    Re: communications shop

    Could it be intended to suggest that this might not be the most professional area of the administration?

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    Re: communications shop

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign...nications-shop

    New Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez is deputizing one of his longtime aides to lead the party's communications shop.
    Here's the same phrase used about the Democrats, so I don't think it's meant to be pejorative.

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    Re: communications shop

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post

    Here's the same phrase used about the Democrats, so I don't think it's meant to be pejorative.
    I agree. This is just what the communication area of the White House came to be called. Here is a news clip I found from 2003 where it was called a "shop".

    Kofman’s credibility by printing a story under the headline, “ABC News Reporter Who Filed Troops Complaint Story—Openly Gay Canadian.” (Eight minutes later, he changes the headline to read, “ABC News Reporter Who Filed Troops Complaint Story is Canadian.”) Drudge credits the information about Kofman, who is both openly gay and Canadian, to “someone from the White House communications shop.” [New York Times, 7/20/2003; Rich, 2006, pp. 101]
    I have a feeling that this term was coined decades ago and it just stuck. It has been applied to both political parties.
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    Re: communications shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could it be intended to suggest that this might not be the most professional area of the administration?
    I don't think so. "Shop" is a neutral term for the place where things are put together or produced.
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    Re: communications shop

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign...nications-shop



    Here's the same phrase used about the Democrats, so I don't think it's meant to be pejorative.
    Thanks- it's not a term I have used in British politics.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-Aug-2017 at 12:06. Reason: Fixing typo.

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