Pomo-ists commonly conflate/confuse/mixup words as actions. Here’s an example
May 7, 2017 § Leave a comment
“The president is the head of state, and hence his words will invariably have a real-world impact, whether or not they lead to formal laws or policies.”
Only if the message the words apparently are intended to convey are believed. Who would believe a single word Trump utters. They are all ‘bad checks’ or counterfeit money. The common law crime was ‘uttering’ as in ‘issuing’. Trump issues unreliable messages and so can be disregarded. Behavior is truth, words not so much.
Any any ‘pundit’ that ‘reads minds’ is full of something of less value than shit [which is in fact quite valuable as a fertilizer].