It didn’t start with the election of Donald Trump, “it” being the rampant use of hyperbolic language in describing one’s political opponents or other perceived adversaries. It started long before that, accelerated during the war in Vietnam and exploded during and after the 2016 election.
Things activists and advocates oppose are now routinely referred to as “attacks “or “assaults” on selected minorities, women, the elderly, the poor, Christianity or other religions, education, unions, LGBTQ folk — you name it.
Apparently, we are on a war footing.
In addition, there is a list of words that over the years, due to overuse, have lost all meaning and as Humpty Dumpty said...