The Donald’s New Threads

Our new president’s unprecedented assault on reality becomes more ominous every day. I truly hope that the recent poll he cites, that the public trusts our pathological liar-in-chief more than it trusts the press, is another of his contrafactual mashups, or at the very least an outlier. The danger for us all is that we begin to accept the unacceptable as the new normal and become accustomed to living in a world in which different groups adhere permanently to alternate truths. We’re already well down that road; one would hope that the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth would want us to be the Great Truth-teller in a dangerous and tumultuous world. Alas, his goal seems to be the opposite, and it would be disastrous for us all if he succeeds.

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