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Say me out loud
I’ll get stronger
Rearrange me
It will just make me larger

I’m triangular and angular
Can be turned into one
Left a whisper
While staring down

Had a groovy body
Needle very small
I was briefly with Jordan
Though more in Football

Just look at me
I’m a weapon with a horse
Guess who I am
Do you have the nerves?

Inspired by a puzzle on this site but if I reference it, the answer will be easy. So I will do so after the answer is in.

Hint

I am associated with Trump too

Hint 2

Inspired by a great puzzle by @hexomino

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  • $\begingroup$ Is it rot13(jnyy) :) $\endgroup$
    – user68905
    May 11, 2020 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ No @Danhill. I will keep giving more clues. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    May 11, 2020 at 14:22
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, I thought the style seemed familiar (thank you for the nod). Unfortunately, I do not yet know the answer but will think on it. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    May 12, 2020 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ Is the answer "Hiaaaaah", as if I recall correctly Goku did that and he is stronger than ever :? $\endgroup$
    – athin
    May 13, 2020 at 2:58
  • $\begingroup$ No @athin. Look at hexomino's popular puzzle that will be a big clue $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    May 13, 2020 at 12:30

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A half right turn is

45 or forty-five

Say me out loud, I’ll get stronger

fortify, when spoken, which is to make stronger. Credit to Stiv.

Rearrange me, It will just make me larger

forty-five anagrammed is over fifty, per DEEM's What number is that ? Asks Grandpa

I’m triangular and angular

45 is a triangular number, a 45 degree angle is acute and common as it's half a right angle

Can be turned into one, Left a whisper, While staring down

TBD

Had a groovy body, Needle very small

a single's record, named from its rotational speed of 45 rpm

I was briefly with Jordan

after retiring from the Bulls, Michael Jordan wore the 45 jersey for the Birmingham Barons

Though more in Football

a football match is two halves of 45 minutes each

Just look at me, I’m a weapon with a horse

.45 is a common gun calibre, as in the 45 Colt which is a horse

Guess who I am, Do you have the nerves?

45, and nerves to post a partial

Hint 1

I am associated with Trump too - the 45th president of the USA

Hint 2

Inspired by a great puzzle by @hexomino - the super An untouchable time traveller

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  • $\begingroup$ I think this is it, but I don't see where "half right turn" comes from -- that's not in the puzzle! $\endgroup$
    – shoover
    May 14, 2020 at 5:21
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    $\begingroup$ @shoover, this is totally indebted to your puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/98194/19547, the "half right turn", is just saying my go is half done, and turn is the attempt, it's half 90. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    May 14, 2020 at 5:24
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    $\begingroup$ Nice :) +1 for the spot. I think the 'get stronger' part concerns the word's resemblance to rot13(SBEGVSL be SBEGVSVRQ) specifically... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    May 14, 2020 at 7:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv, ah that's it! Thank you, I will update. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    May 14, 2020 at 8:49
  • $\begingroup$ Great answer, +1. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    May 14, 2020 at 9:02
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SPECULATIVE PARTIAL ANWSER:

I think the answer is inspired by:

A short, brutal riddle

this answer is not meant to offend anyone and I'm not sure about this anwser

the answer is

fake news

since fake news is sometimes real and sometimes fake, in each stanza the first half is real and the second half is fake.

Say me out loud.
I’ll get stronger

when you spread fake news, it become stronger

Rearrange me
It will just make me larger

when you rearrange fake news, you get "weakens" which is the opposite of larger.

...not sure about the middle...

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  • $\begingroup$ oops accidentally posted.. still working on it $\endgroup$
    – Kyle He
    May 11, 2020 at 23:04

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