An echo is a reflection of sound that arrives with a delay after the direct sound was made. An “echo tweet” is one that re-asserts itself after some time. Donald J. Trump’s echo tweets, after a delay of seven or eight years are sounding again.
Projection is often seen as dumping our own methods, our own feelings, our own ideas onto another person. Did Mr. Trump, seven, eight, nine years ago, project on Mr. Obama what he himself would do if he were in Obama’s shoes?
ECHO-TWEETS sounding now:
"Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate. He's weak and he's ineffective. So the only way he figures that he's going to get reelected--and as sure as you're sitting there--is to start a war with Iran." (Nov 16, 2011)
"In order to get elected, Obama will start a war with Iran." (Nov 29, 2011)
"Now that Obama's poll numbers are in tailspin--watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate." (Oct 9, 2012)
"Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected--be careful Republicans!" (Oct 22, 2012)