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Alternative Fact of the Week: Donald Trump, inexplicable defender of autocrats who wish us ill

Alternative Fact of the Week: Donald Trump, inexplicable defender of autocrats who wish us ill

It breaks no journalistic ground to report that Donald Trump lies. The 45th president lies a lot. He lies about important matters. He lies about unimportant matters. And he lies so consistently and so enthusiastically and with so little concern for reality that there’s even a term, “alternative facts,” to describe his penchant for constructing Orwellian universes where down is up and right is wrong, which we have attempted to chronicle every seven days since his inauguration (with its “record” attendance). But this week, we’ve reached a milestone — for the first time in memory we find ourselves hoping President Trump has knowingly made a deep departure or two from the truth.

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