Thomas R. Carper

Alternative Fact of the Week: The Amazon obsession

Alternative Fact of the Week: The Amazon obsession

President Donald Trump’s well-documented propensity for lying may keep him out of an interview with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, but it won’t keep him away from one of his favorite pastimes — grossly distorting reality on Twitter. And he was in high form this week, particularly with his serially fact-deprived rants on immigration, DACA, Honduran caravans and the like. But we’d like to focus on a pattern we’ve noticed here in the Alternative Reality of the Week command center: The more Mr. Trump becomes angry and obsessed with a certain individual or institution, the more he will lash out at this perceived enemy, and the more his attacks will divert from...

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