The Danger to Trump of His Own “Post-Truth Politics"

The Robinson article linked to in my earlier post notes:

Trump has not, to my knowledge, spoken or tweeted about the pizza “scandal,” although his chosen national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, did send a tweet about purported “Sex Crimes w Children.” But the president-elect seems not to realize that it is now in his self-interest to renounce fake news and its creators. Soon, after all, he will be the source of “the official story” about basically everything. 

In a post-truth world, how will we know he’s not cooking the economic books? Or that every foreign policy move isn’t designed to further his business interests? Or that his Cabinet doesn’t practice witchcraft?

Real news and “true truth” still matter. As Trump will discover.




qedd© Jon Johanning 2011