… can make a sentence mean something quite different from what its utterer intended.
donnie has attacked two Washington Post reporters, calling them “lowlife reporters”.
I am surprised that donnie would so accurately describe himself as “lowlife”.
I would guess the reporters would have gone no farther than to describe themselves as “presidential reporters”.
I would have said that they were reporters of slime in the white house, but reporting “lowlife” is close enough for now.