Cameras blazing

This one was tweeted last week by President-elect Donald Trump in one of his many tweets:  “Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!”

It is a mash up of “with (your) guns blazing” (doing something with a lot of force or energy) and “keep the cameras rolling” (staying on the record after intending to end a discussion or video).  However, perhaps Mr. Trump really intended to use the mixed idiom to convey many cameras having great force or effect.  Or, perhaps he was emphasizing that a trip to the theater should not be in the press?  Maybe many phones lighting up at once creating a fiery effect?  What do you think?  Not sure what he really meant, but I do know he formed a very nice malaphor for this website!  A big thanks to Yvonne Stam, frequent malaphor contributor for spotting this one and sending it in!

Enjoyed this malaphor?  Check out my book “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors” available on Amazon at  Lots of mixed idioms in the political world, and a few from Mr. Trump as well!



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